#VU50882 Cross-site scripting in Mozilla Firefox


Published: 2021-02-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU50882

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-23974

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. The DOMParser API did not properly process <noscript> elements for escaping. A remote attacker can bypass HTML Sanitizer and perform XSS attacks.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 80.0 - 85.0.2


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-07/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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