Mozilla Firefox for Android < 29.0 Addressbar/Phishing

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8245


The remote Android host was detected using an outdated version of Mozilla Firefox.


Versions of Mozilla Firefox older than 29.0 contain a flaw wherein the addressbar can be suppressed from exposure when it has scrolled off screen, via the use of script interacting with DOM events. This can be leveraged by an attacker to display a fake addressbar to the user, which could be used for phishing attacks.


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 29.0 for Android (or later) from the Google Play app store.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8245

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2014/05/05

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 6534

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_mobile

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1527

BID: 67128