Bug 503582 (CVE-2009-1840) - CVE-2009-1840 Firefox XUL scripts skip some security checks
Summary: CVE-2009-1840 Firefox XUL scripts skip some security checks
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2009-1840
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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URL: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/det...
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-06-01 19:19 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-06-21 09:35:24 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:1095 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2009-06-11 22:45:59 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2009-06-01 19:19:21 UTC
Mozilla add-on developer and community member Wladimir Palant reported that
two key security checks are not being called when loading XUL scripts. The
checks which are skipped are intended to verify that content loading
policies will not be violated by loading a XUL script. Mozilla code relying
on the content policies for security, such as privileged add-ons, could
potentially be exploited to run JavaScript with elevated privileges.

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2009-06-11 22:46:29 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2009:1095 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1095.html

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-06-16 02:18:19 UTC
firefox-3.0.11-1.fc10, xulrunner-1.9.0.11-1.fc10, epiphany-2.24.3-7.fc10, epiphany-extensions-2.24.3-2.fc10, blam-1.8.5-11.fc10, devhelp-0.22-9.fc10, galeon-2.0.7-11.fc10, gecko-sharp2-0.13-9.fc10, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-31.fc10, gnome-web-photo-0.3-19.fc10, google-gadgets-0.10.5-7.fc10, kazehakase-0.5.6-4.fc10.3, Miro-2.0.3-5.fc10, mozvoikko-0.9.5-11.fc10, mugshot-1.2.2-10.fc10, pcmanx-gtk2-0.3.8-10.fc10, perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc10.2, ruby-gnome2-0.18.1-5.fc10.3, yelp-2.24.0-10.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-06-16 02:31:36 UTC
firefox-3.0.11-1.fc9, xulrunner-1.9.0.11-1.fc9, epiphany-2.22.2-12.fc9, epiphany-extensions-2.22.1-12.fc9, blam-1.8.5-10.fc9.1, chmsee-1.0.1-13.fc9, devhelp-0.19.1-13.fc9, evolution-rss-0.1.0-12.fc9, galeon-2.0.7-11.fc9, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-28.fc9, gnome-web-photo-0.3-22.fc9, google-gadgets-0.10.5-7.fc9, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-30.fc9, kazehakase-0.5.6-4.fc9.3, Miro-2.0.3-5.fc9, mozvoikko-0.9.5-11.fc9, mugshot-1.2.2-10.fc9, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-10.fc9, totem-2.23.2-17.fc9, yelp-2.22.1-13.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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