#VU48469 Information disclosure


Published: 2020-11-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48469

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3: 2.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-26965

CWE-ID: CWE-200

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to the way software keyboards are handled by the Firefox. Some websites have a feature "Show Password" where clicking a button will change a password field into a textbook field, revealing the typed password. If, when using a software keyboard that remembers user input, a user typed their password and used that feature, the type of the password field was changed, resulting in a keyboard layout change and the possibility for the software keyboard to remember the typed password.

A local user leverage this behavior to gain access to passwords, stored by software keyboards.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 60.0, 60.0.1, 60.0.2, 60.1.0, 60.2.0, 60.2.1, 60.2.2, 60.3.0, 60.4.0, 60.5.0, 60.5.1, 60.5.2, 60.6.0, 60.6.1, 60.6.2, 60.6.3, 60.7.0, 61.0, 61.0.1, 61.0.2, 62.0, 62.0.1, 62.0.2, 62.0.3, 63.0, 63.0.1, 63.0.3, 64.0, 64.0.1, 64.0.2, 65.0, 65.0.1, 65.0.2, 66.0, 66.0.1, 66.0.2, 66.0.3, 66.0.4, 66.0.5, 67.0, 67.0.1, 67.0.2, 67.0.3, 67.0.4, 68.0, 68.0.1, 68.0.2, 69.0, 69.0.1, 69.0.2, 69.0.3, 70.0, 70.0.1, 71.0, 72.0, 72.0.1, 72.0.2, 73.0, 73.0.1, 74.0, 74.0.1, 75.0, 76.0, 76.0.1, 77.0, 77.0.1, 78.0, 78.0.1, 78.0.2, 79.0, 80.0, 80.0.1, 81.0, 81.0.1, 81.0.2, 82.0, 82.0.1, 82.0.2, 82.0.3

Firefox ESR: 60.0, 60.0.1, 60.0.2, 60.1.0, 60.2.0, 60.2.1, 60.2.2, 60.3.0, 60.4.0, 60.5.0, 60.5.1, 60.5.2, 60.6.0, 60.6.1, 60.6.2, 60.6.3, 60.7.0, 60.7.1, 60.7.2, 60.8.0, 60.9.0, 68.0, 68.0.1, 68.0.2, 68.1.0, 68.2.0, 68.3.0, 68.4.0, 68.4.1, 68.4.2, 68.5.0, 68.6.0, 68.6.1, 68.7.0, 68.8.0, 68.9.0, 68.10.0, 68.11.0, 68.12.0, 78.0, 78.0.1, 78.0.2, 78.1.0, 78.2.0, 78.3.0, 78.3.1, 78.4.0, 78.4.1

CPE

External links
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-50/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-51/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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