#VU57066 Origin validation error in Mozilla Firefox and Firefox ESR

Published: 2021-10-05

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57066

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-38497


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 perform spoofing attack.

The vulnerability exists due to an error, which can cause a plain-text validation message to overlaid on another origin through the use of reportValidity() and window.open(). A remote attacker can perform a spoofing attack.

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Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 90.0 - 92.0.1

Firefox ESR: 91.0 - 91.1.0

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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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