Mozilla Firefox up to 46 Permission Notification access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Mozilla Firefox up to 46 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component Permission Notification. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-284. The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Mozilla Firefox before 47.0 allows remote attackers to spoof permission notifications via a crafted web site that rapidly triggers permission requests, as demonstrated by the microphone permission or the geolocation permission.

The weakness was presented 06/13/2016 (Website). The advisory is available at bugzilla.mozilla.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-2829 since 03/01/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/23/2022). This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91589 (openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox / mozilla-nss (openSUSE-2016-714)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196493 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Firefox Vulnerabilities (USN-2993-1)).

Upgrading to version 47.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (91589).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.7
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266
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Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 91589
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox / mozilla-nss (openSUSE-2016-714)
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OpenVAS ID: 54508
OpenVAS Name: Mozilla Firefox Security Updates( mfsa_2016-49_2016-61 )-Windows
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Firefox 47.0

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06/11/2016 +102 days 🔍
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06/14/2016 +1 days 🔍
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08/23/2022 +2261 days 🔍

Sourcesinfo

Vendor: mozilla.org
Product: mozilla.org

Advisory: USN-2993-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2829 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036057

Entryinfo

Created: 06/14/2016 09:11 AM
Updated: 08/23/2022 02:15 PM
Changes: 06/14/2016 09:11 AM (63), 01/19/2019 04:24 PM (11), 08/23/2022 02:15 PM (5)
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Cache ID: 44:116:40

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