CVE-2015-4498

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2015-08-27
Bugzilla:
1257278: CVE-2015-4498 Mozilla: Add-on notification bypass through data URLs (MFSA 2015-95)
A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled installation of add-ons. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the add-on installation prompt, and trick the user into installing an add-on from a malicious source.

Find out more about CVE-2015-4498 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2015:1693 2015-08-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2015:1693 2015-08-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2015:1693 2015-08-27

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Bas Venis as the original reporter.

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