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, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid124.0.1-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)buster91.12.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)115.9.1esr-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye115.7.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)115.9.1esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm115.7.0esr-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)115.9.1esr-1~deb12u1fixed
trixie115.8.0esr-1fixed
sid115.9.1esr-1fixed
thunderbird (PTS)buster1:91.12.0-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)1:115.9.0-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye1:115.7.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1:115.9.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm1:115.7.0-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)1:115.9.0-1~deb12u1fixed
sid1:115.9.0-1fixed

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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