Mozilla Firefox < 36.0.3 JIT Code Execution

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8688

Synopsis

The remote host has a web browser that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

Versions of Mozilla Firefox earlier than 36.0.3 are affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to an out-of-bounds error in typed array bounds checking within 'asmjs/AsmJSValidate.cpp', which relates to just-in-time compilation for JavaScript. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted web page, can exploit this to execute arbitrary code by reading and writing to memory.

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 36.0.3, or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2015-25.html

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2015-26.html

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2015-27.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8688

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2015/04/10

Updated: 2019/11/06

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 82038, 82040

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0817

BID: 73263