Bug 851937 - (CVE-2012-3978) CVE-2012-3978 Mozilla: Location object security checks bypassed by chrome code (MFSA 2012-70)
CVE-2012-3978 Mozilla: Location object security checks bypassed by chrome cod...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20120828,repor...
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Blocks: 847589
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Reported: 2012-08-27 00:53 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2012-08-29 01:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-29 01:29:29 EDT
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-08-27 00:53:44 EDT
Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that certain security checks in the location object can be bypassed if chrome code is called content in a specific manner. This allowed for the loading of restricted content. This can be combined with other issues to become potentially exploitable.

Reference:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-70.html

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges security Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 as the original reporter.
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2012-08-29 00:24:23 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1211 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1211.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2012-08-29 00:44:48 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:1210 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1210.html

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