Bug 962596 (CVE-2013-1670)

Summary: CVE-2013-1670 Mozilla: Privileged access for content level constructor (MFSA 2013-42)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jhorak, security-response-team, stransky
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-05-14 02:05:16 UTC
Security researcher Cody Crews reported a method to call a content level constructor that allows for this constructor to have chrome privileged accesss. This affects Chrome object wrappers and allows for write actions on objects when only read actions should be allowed. This can lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.


External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-42.html


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges  Cody Crews  as the original reporter.

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2013-05-14 20:03:26 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0821 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0821.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2013-05-14 20:04:38 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0820 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0820.html