Mozilla Firefox for Android < 41.0 Unknown Protocol Pasted URL Handling Spoofing

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9017

Synopsis

The remote Android host was detected using an outdated version of Mozilla Firefox which is vulnerable to a pasted URL spoofing attack.

Description

Versions of Mozilla Firefox for Android earlier than 41.0 are affected by a flaw in 'mobile/android/base/IntentHelper.java' that is triggered when loading a URI with a custom scheme. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to spoof content to the address bar. (CVE-2015-4476)

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 41.0 or later from the Google Play app store.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-99

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1162372

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9017

Published: 2015/12/07

Modified: 2015/12/07

Dependencies: 6534

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox_mobile

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4476

BID: 76815