Bug 546724 (CVE-2009-3986) - CVE-2009-3986 Mozilla Chrome privilege escalation via window.opener
Summary: CVE-2009-3986 Mozilla Chrome privilege escalation via window.opener
Alias: CVE-2009-3986
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,source=mozilla,report...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-12-11 19:35 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2013-04-12 21:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-04-12 21:32:54 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:1674 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2009-12-16 05:03:54 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2009-12-11 19:35:46 UTC
Security researcher David James reported that a content window which is opened by a chrome window retains a reference to the chrome window via the window.opener property. Via this reference, the newly opened content window can access functions inside the chrome window, such as eval, and use these functions to perform a privilege escalation and run arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges. Because an attacker would need to find a browser dialog which opens a chrome privileged window then navigate the new window to an attacker-controlled page in order to leverage this vulnerability, the severity of this issue was determined to be moderate.

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2009-12-16 05:04:10 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:1674 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1674.html

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2009-12-18 04:31:47 UTC
firefox-3.5.6-1.fc11, epiphany-extensions-2.26.1-9.fc11, yelp-2.26.0-10.fc11, ruby-gnome2-0.19.3-5.fc11, perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc11.8, mozvoikko-0.9.7-0.10.rc1.fc11, monodevelop-2.0-8.fc11, Miro-2.5.2-7.fc11, kazehakase-0.5.8-4.fc11, google-gadgets-0.11.1-4.fc11, hulahop-0.4.9-11.fc11, gnome-web-photo-0.7-9.fc11, galeon-2.0.7-19.fc11, gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-10.fc11, evolution-rss-0.1.4-9.fc11, blam-1.8.5-17.fc11, pcmanx-gtk2-0.3.8-11.fc11, epiphany-2.26.3-7.fc11, chmsee-1.0.1-14.fc11, xulrunner- has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-12-18 04:37:37 UTC
gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-14.fc12, mozvoikko-1.0-7.fc12, gnome-web-photo-0.9-4.fc12, galeon-2.0.7-19.fc12, Miro-2.5.2-7.fc12, firefox-3.5.6-1.fc12, perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc12.10, blam-1.8.5-21.fc12, xulrunner- has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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