Bug 521695 (CVE-2009-3079) - CVE-2009-3079 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 Chrome privilege escalation with FeedWriter
Summary: CVE-2009-3079 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 Chrome privilege escalation with FeedWriter
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2009-3079
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
urgent
urgent
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: 2009-09-07 18:10 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-04-08 20:15:38 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:1430 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2009-09-09 23:27:34 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2009-09-07 18:10:26 UTC
Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that the
BrowserFeedWriter could be leveraged to run JavaScript code from web
content with elevated privileges. Using this vulnerability, an attacker
could construct an object containing malicious JavaScript and cause the
FeedWriter to process the object, running the malicious code with chrome
privileges.

Thunderbird does not support the BrowserFeedWriter object and is not
vulnerable in its default configuration. Thunderbird might be vulnerable if
the user has installed any add-on which adds a similarly implemented
feature and then enables JavaScript in mail messages. This is not the
default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in
mail.

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-09 23:27:51 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:1430 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1430.html

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2009-09-11 23:27:00 UTC
epiphany-extensions-2.24.3-5.fc10, epiphany-2.24.3-10.fc10, Miro-2.0.5-4.fc10, ruby-gnome2-0.19.1-2.fc10, blam-1.8.5-14.fc10, evolution-rss-0.1.4-3.fc10, gecko-sharp2-0.13-12.fc10, gnome-web-photo-0.3-22.fc10, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-34.fc10, kazehakase-0.5.6-4.fc10.6, mozvoikko-0.9.5-14.fc10, google-gadgets-0.10.5-10.fc10, pcmanx-gtk2-0.3.8-13.fc10, mugshot-1.2.2-13.fc10, yelp-2.24.0-13.fc10, perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc10.5, firefox-3.0.14-1.fc10, xulrunner-1.9.0.14-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-09-11 23:32:21 UTC
eclipse-3.4.2-15.fc11, epiphany-extensions-2.26.1-6.fc11, monodevelop-2.0-5.fc11, seahorse-plugins-2.26.2-5.fc11, epiphany-2.26.3-4.fc11, blam-1.8.5-14.fc11, chmsee-1.0.1-11.fc11, pcmanx-gtk2-0.3.8-8.fc11, gnome-web-photo-0.7-6.fc11, galeon-2.0.7-14.fc11, evolution-rss-0.1.4-3.fc11, gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-7.fc11, hulahop-0.4.9-8.fc11, mozvoikko-0.9.7-0.7.rc1.fc11, google-gadgets-0.11.0-5.fc11, kazehakase-0.5.7-2.fc11, perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc11.5, Miro-2.5.2-4.fc11, yelp-2.26.0-7.fc11, ruby-gnome2-0.19.1-2.fc11, firefox-3.5.3-1.fc11, xulrunner-1.9.1.3-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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