Bug 1330278 (CVE-2016-2813) - CVE-2016-2813 Mozilla: Disclosure of user actions through JavaScript with motion and orientation sensors (MFSA 2016-43)
Summary: CVE-2016-2813 Mozilla: Disclosure of user actions through JavaScript with mot...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2016-2813
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1306172
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Reported: 2016-04-25 18:55 UTC by Siddharth Sharma
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:48 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-04-06 03:45:07 UTC


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Description Siddharth Sharma 2016-04-25 18:55:43 UTC
Security researcher Maryam Mehrnezhad of Newcastle University, UK reported an issue discovered by their research team, which also includes Ehsan Toreini, Siamak F. Shahandashti, and Feng Hao. They found vulnerabilities in Firefox for Android using orientation data and motion sensors on a mobile device's browser accessible through JavaScript. This allows an attacker to infer touch actions on the device through these sensors when orientation events are triggered in the browser, compromising user privacy and including potentially revealing entered PIN code data along with other user activities.

This issue does not affect desktop versions of Firefox.

External Reference:

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-43.html

Comment 1 Siddharth Sharma 2016-04-25 18:55:50 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Maryam Mehrnezhad


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