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Firefox PDF.js Privileged Javascript Injection

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Firefox PDF.js Privileged Javascript Injection



This module gains remote code execution on Firefox 35-36 by abusing a privilege escalation bug in resource:// URIs. PDF.js is used to exploit the bug. This exploit requires the user to click anywhere on the page to trigger the vulnerability.


  • Unknown
  • Marius Mlynski
  • joev <joev@metasploit.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/multi/browser/firefox_pdfjs_privilege_escalation
msf exploit(firefox_pdfjs_privilege_escalation) > show targets
msf exploit(firefox_pdfjs_privilege_escalation) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(firefox_pdfjs_privilege_escalation) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(firefox_pdfjs_privilege_escalation) > exploit

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