Bug 470898 (CVE-2008-5023)

Summary: CVE-2008-5023 Mozilla -moz-binding property bypasses security checks on codebase principals
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-2008-5023
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Description Josh Bressers 2008-11-10 19:46:50 UTC
Security researcher Collin Jackson reported that the -moz-binding CSS
property can be used to bypass security checks which validate codebase
principals. Similar to the issue reported in mfsa2008-23, Jackson
demonstrated that an attacker can replace a stylesheet in a signed JAR
which uses relative paths, and can then use the -moz-binding property to
inject malicious script into the JAR. The injected script will be executed
with the privileges of the signed JAR. This vulnerability can thus allow an
attacker to run arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another site.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2008-11-13 01:40:23 UTC
This is now public:

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-11-14 12:48:59 UTC
firefox-, epiphany-2.20.3-8.fc8, epiphany-extensions-2.20.1-11.fc8, blam-1.8.3-19.fc8, cairo-dock-, chmsee-1.0.0-5.31.fc8, devhelp-0.16.1-11.fc8, evolution-rss-0.0.8-13.fc8, galeon-2.0.4-6.fc8.3, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-19.fc8, gnome-web-photo-0.3-14.fc8, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc8.1, liferea-1.4.15-5.fc8, Miro-1.2.7-2.fc8, openvrml-0.17.10-2.0.fc8, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-3.fc8, yelp-2.20.0-14.fc8, seamonkey-1.1.13-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-11-14 12:50:53 UTC
xulrunner-, firefox-3.0.4-1.fc9, epiphany-extensions-2.22.1-5.fc9, epiphany-2.22.2-5.fc9, cairo-dock-, chmsee-1.0.1-6.fc9, devhelp-0.19.1-6.fc9, evolution-rss-0.1.0-4.fc9, galeon-2.0.7-3.fc9, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-21.fc9, gnome-web-photo-0.3-15.fc9, google-gadgets-0.10.1-5.fc9.1, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-22.fc9, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc9.1, Miro-1.2.7-2.fc9, mozvoikko-0.9.5-4.fc9, mugshot-1.2.2-3.fc9, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-3.fc9, totem-2.23.2-8.fc9, yelp-2.22.1-6.fc9, seamonkey-1.1.13-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2010-12-25 16:53:28 UTC
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978