Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2016-57
Incorrect icon displayed on permissions notifications
- June 7, 2016
- Tim McCormack
- Fixed in
- Firefox 47
Security researcher Tim McCormack reported that when a page requests a series of permissions in a short timespan, the resulting permission notifications can show the icon for the wrong permission request. This can lead to user confusion and inadvertent consent given when a user is prompted by web content to give permissions, such as for geolocation or microphone access.