CVE-2018-5143

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Description

URLs using "javascript:" have the protocol removed when pasted into the addressbar to protect users from cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, but if a tab character is embedded in the "javascript:" URL the protocol is not removed and the script will execute. This could allow users to be socially engineered to run an XSS attack against themselves. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 59.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/103386

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040514

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1422643

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3596-1/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2018-06/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-06-11

Updated: 2018-08-02

Type: CWE-79

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Impact Score: 2.7

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (6 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
700328Mozilla Firefox < 59 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorWeb Clients
high
108949Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : firefox regression (USN-3596-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
108377Mozilla Firefox < 59 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
critical
108375Mozilla Firefox < 59 Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
108370Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3596-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
108315FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (c71cdc95-3c18-45b7-866a-af28b59aabb5)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
critical