Bug 1395101 (CVE-2016-9075) - CVE-2016-9075 Mozilla: WebExtensions can access the mozAddonManager API and use it to gain elevated privileges (MFSA 2016-89)
Summary: CVE-2016-9075 Mozilla: WebExtensions can access the mozAddonManager API and u...
Alias: CVE-2016-9075
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20161115,repor...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
Blocks: 1392803
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-11-15 07:01 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-11-18 14:53:09 UTC

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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-11-15 07:01:44 UTC
An issue where WebExtensions can use the mozAddonManager API to elevate privilege due to privileged pages being allowed in the permissions list. This allows a malicious extension to then install additional extensions without explicit user permission.

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Kris Maglione


This issue does not affect the version of firefox and thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.

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