CVE-2019-11747

MEDIUM

Description

The "Forget about this site" feature in the History pane is intended to remove all saved user data that indicates a user has visited a site. This includes removing any HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) settings received from sites that use it. Due to a bug, sites on the pre-load list also have their HSTS setting removed. On the next visit to that site if the user specifies an http: URL rather than secure https: they will not be protected by the pre-loaded HSTS setting. After that visit the site's HSTS setting will be restored. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 69 and Firefox ESR < 68.1.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00011.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00017.html

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1564481

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-25/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-26/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-09-27

Updated: 2019-10-05

Type: CWE-665

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: MEDIUM