Bug 188873 - CVE-2006-1728 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
CVE-2006-1728 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
4.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
reported=20060412,source=mozilla,emba...
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Reported: 2006-04-13 00:10 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0330
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Last Closed: 2006-04-25 09:40:53 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2006-04-13 00:10:22 EDT
Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest


shutdown demonstrated that the crypto.generateCRMFRequest method can be used
to run arbitrary code with the privilege of the user, which could enable an
attacker to install malware.

Note:  Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be
vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default
setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.

Workaround

Disable JavaScript until you can upgrade to a version with the fix.

References

[1]https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=327126
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2006-04-21 11:22:59 EDT
Lifting embargo
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-04-21 11:37:39 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0330.html
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-04-25 09:40:56 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0330.html

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