Bug 741917 (CVE-2011-2372)

Summary: CVE-2011-2372 Mozilla: Code installation through holding down Enter (MFSA 2011-40)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: caillon, gecko-bugs-nobody, stransky, vdanen
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=critical,public=20110928,reported=20110928,source=mozilla,cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P,rhel-6.1.z/firefox=affected,rhel-5.7.z/firefox=affected,rhel-4.9/firefox=affected,rhel-6.1.z/thunderbird=affected,rhel-5.7.z/thunderbird=affected,rhel-4.9/thunderbird=affected,rhel-4.9/seamonkey=affected
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-09-28 08:57:11 EDT
Mariusz Mlynski reported that if you could convince a user to hold down the Enter key--as part of a game or test, perhaps--a malicious page could pop up a download dialog where the held key would then activate the default Open action. For some file types this would be merely annoying (the equivalent of a pop-up) but other file types have powerful scripting capabilities. And this would provide an avenue for an attacker to exploit a vulnerability in applications not normally exposed to potentially hostile internet content. 

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2011-09-28 19:12:39 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1342 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1342.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2011-09-28 19:44:20 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1341 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1341.html