Bug 851939 - (CVE-2012-3980) CVE-2012-3980 Mozilla: Web console eval capable of executing chrome-privileged code (MFSA 2012-72)
CVE-2012-3980 Mozilla: Web console eval capable of executing chrome-privilege...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: 847589
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Reported: 2012-08-27 00:57 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2012-08-29 01:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-29 01:30:04 EDT
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-08-27 00:57:41 EDT
Security researcher Colby Russell discovered that eval in the web console can execute injected code with chrome privileges, leading to the running of malicious code in a privileged context. This allows for arbitrary code execution through a malicious web page if the web console is invoked by the user. 

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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-72.html

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges security Security researcher Colby Russell as the original reporter.
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2012-08-29 00:24:27 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 00:44:51 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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