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

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9017
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The remote Android host was detected using an outdated version of Mozilla Firefox which is vulnerable to a pasted URL spoofing attack.


Versions of Mozilla Firefox for Android earlier than 41.0 are affected by a flaw in 'mobile/android/base/' 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)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9017

Published: 12/7/2015

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 6534

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_mobile:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/27/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4476

BID: 76815