Bug 463234 (CVE-2008-4065)

Summary: CVE-2008-4065 Mozilla BOM characters stripped from JavaScript before execution
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Josh Bressers <bressers>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: security-response-team
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OS: Linux   
URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-4065
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Last Closed: 2010-12-23 23:38:00 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Blocks: 460512, 460513, 460518, 460519, 460520    

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2008-09-23 18:19:38 UTC
From MFSA 2008-43:
Microsoft developer Dave Reed reported that certain BOM characters are
stripped from JavaScript code before it is executed. This can lead to code,
which would otherwise be treated as part of a quoted string, to be
executed. The issue could potentially be used by an attacker to bypass or
evade script filters and perform an XSS attack.

Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2008-09-24 00:59:32 UTC
This is now public

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-11-21 10:55:44 UTC
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-11-21 11:03:25 UTC
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Vincent Danen 2010-12-23 23:38:00 UTC
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0879
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0879
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0882
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0882
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (RHSA-2008:0882)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908