CVE-2018-18506

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2019-03-20
CWE:
CWE-200
Bugzilla:
1690673: CVE-2018-18506 Mozilla: Proxy Auto-Configuration file can define localhost access to be proxied

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

When proxy auto-detection is enabled, if a web server serves a Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file or if a PAC file is loaded locally, this PAC file can specify that requests to the localhost are to be sent through the proxy to another server. This behavior is disallowed by default when a proxy is manually configured, but when enabled could allow for attacks on services and tools that bind to the localhost for networked behavior if they are accessed through browsing. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 65.

Find out more about CVE-2018-18506 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.1
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:0680 2019-03-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2019:0623 2019-03-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:0681 2019-03-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2019:0622 2019-03-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:1144 2019-05-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (firefox) RHSA-2019:0966 2019-05-07

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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