Bug 1077490 (CVE-2014-1510, CVE-2014-1511) - CVE-2014-1510 CVE-2014-1511 Mozilla: Privilege escalation using WebIDL-implemented APIs (MFSA 2014-29)
Summary: CVE-2014-1510 CVE-2014-1511 Mozilla: Privilege escalation using WebIDL-implem...
Alias: CVE-2014-1510, CVE-2014-1511
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 1074395
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-03-18 05:21 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2023-05-12 03:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 16:23:59 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0310 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2014-03-19 00:34:18 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0316 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2014-03-19 21:26:37 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-18 05:21:28 UTC
Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski, via TippingPoint's Pwn2Own contest, reported that it is possible for untrusted web content to load a chrome-privileged page by getting JavaScript-implemented WebIDL to call window.open(). A second bug allowed the bypassing of the popup-blocker. Combined these two bugs allow an attacker to load a JavaScript URL that is executed with the full privileges of the browser, which allows arbitrary code execution.

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

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

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2014-03-18 20:35:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0310 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0310.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2014-03-19 17:27:11 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0316 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0316.html

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