Bug 1060952 - (CVE-2014-1481) CVE-2014-1481 Mozilla: Inconsistent JavaScript handling of access to Window objects (MFSA 2014-13)
CVE-2014-1481 Mozilla: Inconsistent JavaScript handling of access to Window o...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20140204,repor...
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Blocks: 1058134
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Reported: 2014-02-03 21:06 EST by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2014-02-04 23:53 EST (History)
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-02-03 21:06:23 EST
Mozilla developer Boris Zbarsky reported an inconsistency with the different JavaScript engines in how JavaScript native getters on window objects are handled by these engines. This inconsistency can lead to different behaviors in JavaScript code, allowing for a potential security issue with window handling by bypassing of some security checks.

In general this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and Seamonkey products because scripting is disabled in mail, but is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.



External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-13.html


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Boris Zbarsky as the original reporter.
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 14:58:11 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0133 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0133.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 15:17:56 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2014:0132 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0132.html

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