#VU52337 Insecure Inherited Permissions


Published: 2021-04-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU52337

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-23998

CWE-ID: CWE-277

Exploitation vector: Network

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 remote attacker to perform spoofing attack.

The vulnerability exists due to the way HTTP pages inherit a secure lock icon, when navigating from an HTTP page. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted webpage that through a series of complicated navigation will force the browser to display a secure lock icon on an unencrypted HTTP page.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 60.0 - 87.0

Firefox ESR: 78.0 - 78.9.0, 68.0 - 68.12.0, 60.0 - 60.9.0


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-16/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-15/


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.


Latest bulletins with this vulnerability