Bug 483144 (CVE-2009-0356) - CVE-2009-0356 Firefox Chrome privilege escalation via local .desktop files
Summary: CVE-2009-0356 Firefox Chrome privilege escalation via local .desktop files
Alias: CVE-2009-0356
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
Depends On: 480966
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-01-29 20:45 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-30 23:19:45 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0256 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2009-02-04 09:03:13 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2009-01-29 20:45:12 UTC
Mozilla developer Georgi Guninski reported that certain chrome privileged
about: URLs could be loaded by opening them via .desktop shortcut files. If
an attacker could get a victim to download two files, a malicious HTML file
and a .desktop shortcut file, they could have the HTML document load a
privileged chrome document via the shortcut and both documents would be
treated as same origin. This vulnerability could potentially be used by an
attacker to inject arbitrary code into the chrome document and execute with
chrome privileges.

Comment 2 Tomas Hoger 2009-02-04 08:12:54 UTC
Public now via MFSA 2009-04:

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-02-06 05:20:18 UTC
xulrunner-, firefox-3.0.6-1.fc10, epiphany-extensions-2.24.0-4.fc10, epiphany-2.24.3-2.fc10, blam-1.8.5-6.fc10, devhelp-0.22-3.fc10, evolution-rss-0.1.2-4.fc10, galeon-2.0.7-5.fc10, gecko-sharp2-0.13-4.fc10, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-26.fc10, gnome-web-photo-0.3-14.fc10, google-gadgets-0.10.5-2.fc10, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc10.3, Miro-1.2.8-2.fc10, mozvoikko-0.9.5-6.fc10, mugshot-1.2.2-5.fc10, pcmanx-gtk2-0.3.8-5.fc10, ruby-gnome2-0.18.1-3.fc10, yelp-2.24.0-5.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-02-06 05:21:45 UTC
xulrunner-, firefox-3.0.6-1.fc9, epiphany-extensions-2.22.1-7.fc9, epiphany-2.22.2-7.fc9, blam-1.8.5-5.fc9.1, cairo-dock-, chmsee-1.0.1-8.fc9, devhelp-0.19.1-8.fc9, evolution-rss-0.1.0-6.fc9, galeon-2.0.7-5.fc9, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-23.fc9, gnome-web-photo-0.3-17.fc9, google-gadgets-0.10.5-2.fc9, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-25.fc9, kazehakase-0.5.6-1.fc9.3, Miro-1.2.7-4.fc9, mozvoikko-0.9.5-6.fc9, mugshot-1.2.2-5.fc9, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-5.fc9, totem-2.23.2-10.fc9, yelp-2.22.1-8.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 Kurt Seifried 2011-09-30 23:19:45 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4
  Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4.7.z
  Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5
  Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5.3.z

Via RHSA-2009:0256 available at

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