Mozilla Firefox < 44.0.2 Security Bypass Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9077

Synopsis

The remote host contains a web browser that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.

Description

The version of Firefox installed is prior to 44.0.2 and is affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to improper restriction of interaction between service workers and plugins. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this using a crafted web site that triggers spoofed responses to requests that use NPAPI to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2016-1949)

Solution

Upgrade to Firefox 44.0.2 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-14

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9077

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2016/02/19

Modified: 2016/03/07

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 88752, 88754

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1949

BID: 82991