Bug 1330274 (CVE-2016-2810) - CVE-2016-2810 Mozilla: Content provider permission bypass allows malicious application to access data (MFSA 2016-41)
Summary: CVE-2016-2810 Mozilla: Content provider permission bypass allows malicious ap...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2016-2810
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1306172
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Reported: 2016-04-25 18:49 UTC by Siddharth Sharma
Modified: 2021-02-17 03:58 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-05-09 04:49:24 UTC


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Description Siddharth Sharma 2016-04-25 18:49:37 UTC
Security researcher Ken Okuyama reported an issue on Firefox for Android where a previously installed malicious application can access content provider permissions for Firefox in order to read data. This data includes browser history and locally saved passwords. This issue occurs when a list of permissions is defined to match those that Firefox uses for content providers and bypasses signature protections. This issue does not occur on Android 5.0 or later versions of Android.

This issue only affects Firefox for Android. Other versions and operating systems are unaffected.

External Reference:

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-41.html

Comment 1 Siddharth Sharma 2016-04-25 18:49:44 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Ken Okuyama


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