Bug 470876 - (CVE-2008-5015) CVE-2008-5015 Mozilla file: URIs inherit chrome privileges
CVE-2008-5015 Mozilla file: URIs inherit chrome privileges
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-11-10 13:20 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2010-12-25 11:46 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-25 11:46:58 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2008-11-10 13:20:39 EST
Security researcher, Luke Bryan, reported that file: URIs are given chrome
privileges when opened in the same tab as a chrome page or privileged
about: page. This vulnerability could be used by an attacker to run
arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges. The severity of this issue was
determined to be moderate as it requires an attacker to have malicious code
saved locally, then have a user open a chrome: document or privileged
about: URI, and then open the malicious file in the same privileged tab.
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2008-11-12 20:36:57 EST
This is now public:
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-11-14 07:50:41 EST
xulrunner-, firefox-3.0.4-1.fc9, epiphany-extensions-2.22.1-5.fc9, epiphany-2.22.2-5.fc9, cairo-dock-, chmsee-1.0.1-6.fc9, devhelp-0.19.1-6.fc9, evolution-rss-0.1.0-4.fc9, galeon-2.0.7-3.fc9, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-21.fc9, gnome-web-photo-0.3-15.fc9, google-gadgets-0.10.1-5.fc9.1, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-22.fc9, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc9.1, Miro-1.2.7-2.fc9, mozvoikko-0.9.5-4.fc9, mugshot-1.2.2-3.fc9, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-3.fc9, totem-2.23.2-8.fc9, yelp-2.22.1-6.fc9, seamonkey-1.1.13-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2010-12-25 11:46:58 EST
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978

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