CVE-2018-5115

Published: 23 January 2018

If an HTTP authentication prompt is triggered by a background network request from a page or extension, it is displayed over the currently loaded foreground page. Although the prompt contains the real domain making the request, this can result in user confusion about the originating site of the authentication request and may cause users to mistakenly send private credential information to a third party site. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 58.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
firefox
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (58.0)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (59.0.1+build1-0ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (58.0+build6-0ubuntu0.16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [58.0+build6-0ubuntu0.14.04.1])