Vulnerability CVE-2021-38508


Published: 2021-12-08   Modified: 2021-12-09

Description:
By displaying a form validity message in the correct location at the same time as a permission prompt (such as for geolocation), the validity message could have obscured the prompt, resulting in the user potentially being tricked into granting the permission. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3.

Type:

CWE-1021

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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
None
Partial
None
Affected software
Mozilla -> Firefox 
Mozilla -> Firefox esr 
Mozilla -> Thunderbird 

 References:
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2021-50/
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2021-49/
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2021-48/
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1366818

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