CVE-2021-38492

NameCVE-2021-38492
DescriptionWhen delegating navigations to the operating system, Firefox would accept the `mk` scheme which might allow attackers to launch pages and execute scripts in Internet Explorer in unprivileged mode. *This bug only affects Firefox for Windows. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 92, Thunderbird < 91.1, Thunderbird < 78.14, Firefox ESR < 78.14, and Firefox ESR < 91.1.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid107.0-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)buster91.12.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)102.5.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye91.13.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)102.5.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid102.5.0esr-1fixed
thunderbird (PTS)buster1:91.12.0-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)1:102.5.0-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye1:91.13.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1:102.5.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid1:102.5.0-1fixed

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

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

Notes

- firefox <not-affected> (Only affects Windows)
- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Only affects Windows)
- thunderbird <not-affected> (Only affects Windows)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-42/#CVE-2021-38492
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-39/#CVE-2021-38492
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-38/#CVE-2021-38492

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