Advisory Details

September 5th, 2019

(Pwn2Own) Mozilla Firefox sync Universal Cross-Site Scripting Sandbox Escape Vulnerability

ZDI-19-782
ZDI-CAN-8375

CVE ID CVE-2019-9812
CVSS SCORE 5.5, (AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L)
AFFECTED VENDORS Mozilla
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Firefox
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to escape the sandbox on affected installations of Mozilla Firefox. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists due to a universal cross-site scripting issue when syncing accounts. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current user at medium integrity.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Mozilla has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-25/#CVE-2019-9812
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2019-09-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2019-09-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Niklas Baumstark (@_niklasb)
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