CVE-2021-23988

HIGH
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Description

Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 86. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 87.

References

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=1684994%2C1686653

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2021-10/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-03-31

Updated: 2021-06-24

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

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

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 8.8

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (4 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
149233GLSA-202104-10 : Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
148135Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : Firefox vulnerabilities (USN-4893-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
148015Mozilla Firefox < 87.0NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high
148014Mozilla Firefox < 87.0NessusWindows
high