#VU58609 Use-after-free


Published: 2021-12-07 | Updated: 2022-02-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58609

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-4128

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when transitioning in and out of fullscreen mode. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Note, the vulnerability affects Firefox installations on macOS only.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Firefox: 90.0 - 94.0.2


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-52/


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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