Vulnerability CVE-2021-23985


Published: 2021-03-31

Description:
If an attacker is able to alter specific about:config values (for example malware running on the user's computer), the Devtools remote debugging feature could have been enabled in a way that was unnoticable to the user. This would have allowed a remote attacker (able to make a direct network connection to the victim) to monitor the user's browsing activity and (plaintext) network traffic. This was addressed by providing a visual cue when Devtools has an open network socket. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 87.

Type:

CWE-668

(Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.3/10
2.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None
Affected software
Mozilla -> Firefox 

 References:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1659129
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2021-10/

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