Attacker Value
Unknown
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Exploitability
Unknown
(0 users assessed)
User Interaction
Required
Privileges Required
None
Attack Vector
Network
0

CVE-2016-2817

Disclosure Date: April 30, 2016
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Description

The WebExtension sandbox feature in browser/components/extensions/ext-tabs.js in Mozilla Firefox before 46.0 does not properly restrict principal inheritance during chrome.tabs.create and chrome.tabs.update API calls, which allows remote attackers to conduct Universal XSS (UXSS) attacks via a crafted extension that accesses a (1) javascript: or (2) data: URL.

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CVSS V3 Severity and Metrics
Base Score:
5.4 Medium
Impact Score:
2.5
Exploitability Score:
2.8
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
Required
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
Low
Integrity (I):
Low
Availability (A):
None

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