Mozilla Firefox ESR < 24.4 RCE

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9381


The remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to a remote code execution (RCE) attack vectors.


Versions of Mozilla Firefox ESR earlier than 24.4 are unpatched for a flaw that exists in the 'checkHandshake()' function in 'security/manager/ssl/src/nsNSSIOLayer.cpp'. The issue is triggered as user-supplied input is not properly validated. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Firefox ESR version 24.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9381

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2016/06/24

Modified: 2016/06/24

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 73098

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1495