CVE-2017-5391

NameCVE-2017-5391
DescriptionSpecial "about:" pages used by web content, such as RSS feeds, can load privileged "about:" pages in an iframe. If a content-injection bug were found in one of those pages this could allow for potential privilege escalation. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 51.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid79.0-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)stretch68.10.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)68.11.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster68.10.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)68.11.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid68.11.0esr-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)51.0-1
firefox-esrsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Does not affect Firefox ESR)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-01/#CVE-2017-5391

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