Reading sensitive profile files through local HTML file on Android
Announced: November 3, 2015
Reporter: Jordi Chancel
Fixed in: Firefox 42
Security researcher Jordi Chancel reported an issue in Firefox for Android where
a locally saved HTML file could use file: URIs to trigger the download of
additional files or opening of cached profile data without user awareness.
This issue only affects Firefox for Android. Firefox on other operating systems is not affected.
Vulnerability demonstration (video):