#VU32901 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls in Mozilla Firefox and Firefox ESR

Published: 2020-07-29

Vulnerability identifier: #VU32901

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15653


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Mozilla Firefox
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers
Firefox ESR
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Mozilla


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions, when allowing popups. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page with noopener links that may allow an attacker to bypass iframe sandbox for websites relying on sandbox configurations, if allow-popups flag is set.

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Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 70.0 - 78.0.2

Firefox ESR: 78.0 - 78.0.2

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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