Race condition in firefox (Alpine package)

Published: 2020-08-30
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-15668
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
firefox (Alpine package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Vendor Alpine Linux Development Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Race condition

EUVDB-ID: #VU46023

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15668

CWE-ID: CWE-362 - Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a race condition when reading certification information during certificate import. A remote attacker can exploit the race and gain gain access to potentially sensitive data.


Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

firefox (Alpine package): 70.0-r0 - 79.0-r1

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?