Bug 1060940 (CVE-2014-1479)

Summary: CVE-2014-1479 Mozilla: Clone protected content with XBL scopes (MFSA 2014-02)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jhorak, jkurik, security-response-team, stransky
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-02-04 01:38:15 UTC
Security researcher Cody Crews reported a method to bypass System Only Wrappers (SOW) by using XML Binding Language (XBL) content scopes to clone protected XUL elements. This could be used to clone anonymous nodes, making trusted XUL content web accessible.

In general this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and Seamonkey products because scripting is disabled in mail, but is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.



External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-02.html


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Cody Crews as the original reporter.

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 19:57:44 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0133 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0133.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 20:17:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2014:0132 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0132.html