Bug 576696 (CVE-2010-0171)

Summary: CVE-2010-0171 firefox/thunderbird/seamonkey: XSS using addEventListener and setTimeout on a wrapped object (MFSA 2010-12)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: desktop-bugs, gecko-bugs-nobody, gecko-bugs-nobody
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-0171
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Description Vincent Danen 2010-03-24 21:04:37 UTC
Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reports that by using an
appropriately wrapped object it was possible to bypass the fix for MFSA
2007-19. Prior to Firefox 3.6 this gives an attacker the ability to perform
cross-site scripting attacks against arbitrary sites as in the original
MFSA 2007-19 attack. Due to unrelated changes in the browser engine used by
Firefox 3.6, attacks in that version are limited to capturing keystroke
events from a cross-origin frame or window rather than full DOM access.
Those events might be sufficient to illicitly obtain passwords or other
sensitive information entered into web forms.

Upstream advisory:


This was fixed in upstream Firefox 3.0.18, and via RHSA-2010:0112 in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.


Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2010-03-24 22:10:04 UTC
A patch was applied to correct this in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4
(Seamonkey) via RHSA-2010:0113:


A patch was applied to correct this in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Thunderbird)
via RHSA-2010:0154:


A patch was applied to correct this in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Thunderbird)
via RHSA-2010:0153: