CVE-2016-9901

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-12-14
Bugzilla:
1404358: CVE-2016-9901 Mozilla: Data from Pocket server improperly sanitized before execution (MFSA 2016-94, MFSA 2016-95)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

HTML tags received from the Pocket server will be processed without sanitization and any JavaScript code executed will be run in the "about:pocket-saved" (unprivileged) page, giving it access to Pocket's messaging API through HTML injection. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 45.6 and Firefox < 50.1.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9901 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2016:2946 2016-12-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:2973 2016-12-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:2973 2016-12-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2016:2946 2016-12-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2016:2946 2016-12-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:2973 2016-12-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:2973 2016-12-21

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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