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Incorrect Authorization

CVE-2021-29961

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

When styling and rendering an oversized `<select>` element, Firefox did not apply correct clipping which allowed an attacker to paint over the user interface. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 89.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published