Mozilla Firefox 41 Hostname URL information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Mozilla Firefox 41 (Web Browser). Affected is an unknown functionality of the component Hostname Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (URL). CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 11/03/2015 as MFSA 2015-12 as confirmed security advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-7195 since 09/16/2015. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86955 (FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (9d04936c-75f1-4a2c-9ade-4c1708be5df9)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168223 (OpenSuSE Security Update for MozillaFirefox, mozilla-nspr, (openSUSE-SU-2015:1942-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (107808), Vulnerability Center (SBV-54162) and Tenable (86955). See 69224, 79025, 79026 and 79027 for similar entries.






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CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.5

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.5
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Name: URL
Class: Information disclosure / URL
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 86955
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (9d04936c-75f1-4a2c-9ade-4c1708be5df9)
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OpenVAS ID: 803059
OpenVAS Name: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities - Nov15 (Windows)
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09/16/2015 🔍
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Advisory: MFSA 2015-12
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-7195 (🔍)
X-Force: 107808 - Mozilla Firefox hostnames spoofing
SecurityTracker: 1034069
Vulnerability Center: 54162 - Mozilla Firefox before 42 Remote Unspecified Impact Related to Escaped Characters - CVE-2015-7195, Medium
SecurityFocus: 77412

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Created: 11/05/2015 10:18 AM
Updated: 06/26/2022 09:27 AM
Changes: 11/05/2015 10:18 AM (58), 03/10/2018 11:33 AM (19), 06/26/2022 09:27 AM (3)
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