The Firefox Health Reports (aka FHR or about:healthreport) feature in Mozilla Firefox before 46.0 does not properly restrict the origin of events, which makes it easier for remote attackers to modify sharing preferences by leveraging access to the remote-report IFRAME element.
The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.
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Access control involves the use of several protection mechanisms such as:
When any mechanism is not applied or otherwise fails, attackers can compromise the security of the product by gaining privileges, reading sensitive information, executing commands, evading detection, etc. There are two distinct behaviors that can introduce access control weaknesses: