Bug 660417 - (CVE-2010-3771) CVE-2010-3771 Mozilla Chrome privilege escalation with window.open and <isindex> element (MFSA 2010-76)
CVE-2010-3771 Mozilla Chrome privilege escalation with window.open and <isind...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2010-12-06 13:57 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2015-08-19 05:00 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-04-12 14:39:19 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2010-12-06 13:57:43 EST
Security researcher echo reported that a web page could open a window with
an about:blank location and then inject an <isindex> element into that page
which upon submission would redirect to a chrome: document. The effect of
this defect was that the original page would wind up with a reference to a
chrome-privileged object, the opened window, which could be leveraged for
privilege escalation attacks.

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 provided proof-of-concept code
demonstrating how the above vulnerability could be used to run arbitrary
code with chrome privileges.
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2010-12-09 17:03:35 EST
This is now public:

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2010-12-09 18:09:05 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2010:0966 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0966.html

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