Bug 512146 (CVE-2009-2471)

Summary: CVE-2009-2471 Mozilla setTimeout loses XPCNativeWrappers
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Josh Bressers <bressers>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jlieskov, mjc, security-response-team, vdanen
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OS: Linux   
URL: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-2471
Whiteboard: impact=critical,source=mozilla,reported=20090701,public=20090721:2356,cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
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Description Josh Bressers 2009-07-16 10:28:43 EDT
Mozilla developer Blake Kaplan reported that setTimeout, when called with
certain object parameters which should be protected with a
XPCNativeWrapper, will fail to keep the object wrapped when compiling the
new function to be executed. If chrome privileged code were to call
setTimeout using this as an argument, the this object will lose its wrapper
and could be unsafely accessed by chrome code. An attacker could use such
vulnerable code to run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges.
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2009-07-21 21:26:19 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2009:1162 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1162.html
Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-07-22 14:56:21 EDT
MITRE's CVE-2009-2471 entry:

The setTimeout function in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.12 does not
properly preserve object wrapping, which allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via a crafted
call, related to XPCNativeWrapper.

References:
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http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2471
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-39.html
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=460882
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35758
http://secunia.com/advisories/35914
http://secunia.com/advisories/35944
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1972
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-07-23 15:13:41 EDT
devhelp-0.22-10.fc10, blam-1.8.5-12.fc10, gecko-sharp2-0.13-10.fc10, galeon-2.0.7-12.fc10, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-32.fc10, evolution-rss-0.1.2-8.fc10, gnome-web-photo-0.3-20.fc10, mozvoikko-0.9.5-12.fc10, google-gadgets-0.10.5-8.fc10, kazehakase-0.5.6-4.fc10.4, mugshot-1.2.2-11.fc10, yelp-2.24.0-11.fc10, ruby-gnome2-0.19.0-3.fc10.1, Miro-2.0.5-2.fc10, epiphany-2.24.3-8.fc10, pcmanx-gtk2-0.3.8-11.fc10, xulrunner-1.9.0.12-1.fc10, firefox-3.0.12-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.