Due to unexpected data type conversions, a use-after-free could have occurred when interacting with the font cache. We presume that with enough effort this could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 88.
Published 2021-06-24 14:15:09
Updated 2021-07-02 17:21:33
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Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-23997

0.18%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 55 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-23997

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-23997

  • When converting from one data type to another, such as long to integer, data can be omitted or translated in a way that produces unexpected values. If the resulting values are used in a sensitive context, then dangerous behaviors may occur.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2021-23997

Products affected by CVE-2021-23997

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