Bug 470898 (CVE-2008-5023) - CVE-2008-5023 Mozilla -moz-binding property bypasses security checks on codebase principals
Summary: CVE-2008-5023 Mozilla -moz-binding property bypasses security checks on codeb...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2008-5023
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,source=mozilla,report...
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-11-10 19:46 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-06-08 12:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-25 16:53:28 UTC


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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0977 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: seamonkey security update 2008-11-13 02:21:08 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0978 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2008-11-13 02:23:59 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2008-11-10 19:46:50 UTC
Security researcher Collin Jackson reported that the -moz-binding CSS
property can be used to bypass security checks which validate codebase
principals. Similar to the issue reported in mfsa2008-23, Jackson
demonstrated that an attacker can replace a stylesheet in a signed JAR
which uses relative paths, and can then use the -moz-binding property to
inject malicious script into the JAR. The injected script will be executed
with the privileges of the signed JAR. This vulnerability can thus allow an
attacker to run arbitrary JavaScript within the context of another site.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2008-11-13 01:40:23 UTC
This is now public:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-57.html

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-11-14 12:48:59 UTC
firefox-2.0.0.18-1.fc8, epiphany-2.20.3-8.fc8, epiphany-extensions-2.20.1-11.fc8, blam-1.8.3-19.fc8, cairo-dock-1.6.3.1-1.fc8.1, chmsee-1.0.0-5.31.fc8, devhelp-0.16.1-11.fc8, evolution-rss-0.0.8-13.fc8, galeon-2.0.4-6.fc8.3, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-19.fc8, gnome-web-photo-0.3-14.fc8, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc8.1, liferea-1.4.15-5.fc8, Miro-1.2.7-2.fc8, openvrml-0.17.10-2.0.fc8, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-3.fc8, yelp-2.20.0-14.fc8, seamonkey-1.1.13-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-11-14 12:50:53 UTC
xulrunner-1.9.0.4-1.fc9, firefox-3.0.4-1.fc9, epiphany-extensions-2.22.1-5.fc9, epiphany-2.22.2-5.fc9, cairo-dock-1.6.3.1-1.fc9.1, chmsee-1.0.1-6.fc9, devhelp-0.19.1-6.fc9, evolution-rss-0.1.0-4.fc9, galeon-2.0.7-3.fc9, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-21.fc9, gnome-web-photo-0.3-15.fc9, google-gadgets-0.10.1-5.fc9.1, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-22.fc9, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc9.1, Miro-1.2.7-2.fc9, mozvoikko-0.9.5-4.fc9, mugshot-1.2.2-3.fc9, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-3.fc9, totem-2.23.2-8.fc9, yelp-2.22.1-6.fc9, seamonkey-1.1.13-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2010-12-25 16:53:28 UTC
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978


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