Bug 741917 (CVE-2011-2372) - CVE-2011-2372 Mozilla: Code installation through holding down Enter (MFSA 2011-40)
Summary: CVE-2011-2372 Mozilla: Code installation through holding down Enter (MFSA 201...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2011-2372
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
urgent
urgent
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-09-28 12:57 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:47 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-09-29 00:27:53 UTC


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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:1341 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2011-09-28 23:43:58 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:1342 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: thunderbird security update 2011-09-28 23:12:13 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-09-28 12:57:11 UTC
Mariusz Mlynski reported that if you could convince a user to hold down the Enter key--as part of a game or test, perhaps--a malicious page could pop up a download dialog where the held key would then activate the default Open action. For some file types this would be merely annoying (the equivalent of a pop-up) but other file types have powerful scripting capabilities. And this would provide an avenue for an attacker to exploit a vulnerability in applications not normally exposed to potentially hostile internet content. 

References:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-40.html
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=657462,662309,663899

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2011-09-28 23:12:39 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1342 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1342.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2011-09-28 23:44:20 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1341 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1341.html


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