#VU54680 Security restrictions bypass in Firefox for Android


Published: 2021-07-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU54680

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-29971

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Firefox for Android
Mobile applications / Apps for mobile phones

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions. If a user had granted a permission to a webpage and saved that grant, any webpage running on the same host - irrespective of scheme or port - would be granted that permission.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Firefox for Android: 80.1.2 - 89.1.1


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-28/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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