Bug 1595034 (CVE-2018-12369)

Summary: CVE-2018-12369 Mozilla: WebExtension security permission checks bypassed by embedded experiments
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Doran Moppert <dmoppert>
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Description Doran Moppert 2018-06-26 01:52:56 UTC
WebExtensions bundled with embedded experiments were not correctly checked for  proper authorization. This allows a malicious WebExtension to gain full browser permissions.



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https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-16/#CVE-2018-12369

Comment 1 Doran Moppert 2018-06-26 01:53:00 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Jonathan Kingston