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CVE-2016-9075

Published: 17 November 2016

An issue where WebExtensions can use the mozAddonManager API to elevate privilege due to privileged pages being allowed in the permissions list. This allows a malicious extension to then install additional extensions without explicit user permission. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 50.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 9.8

Status

Package Release Status
firefox
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise
Released (50.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.2)
trusty Does not exist
(trusty was released [50.0+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.2])
upstream
Released (50.0)
xenial
Released (50.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2)
yakkety
Released (50.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.10.2)
thunderbird
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Not vulnerable

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected)
upstream Not vulnerable

xenial Not vulnerable

yakkety Not vulnerable