Bug 660417 (CVE-2010-3771) - CVE-2010-3771 Mozilla Chrome privilege escalation with window.open and <isindex> element (MFSA 2010-76)
Summary: CVE-2010-3771 Mozilla Chrome privilege escalation with window.open and <isind...
Alias: CVE-2010-3771
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-12-06 18:57 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-12 18:39:19 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0966 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2010-12-09 23:08:48 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2010-12-06 18:57:43 UTC
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 22:03:35 UTC
This is now public:


Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2010-12-09 23:09:05 UTC
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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