Bug 803113 (CVE-2012-0458) - CVE-2012-0458 Mozilla: Escalation of privilege with Javascript: URL as home page (MFSA 2012-16)
Summary: CVE-2012-0458 Mozilla: Escalation of privilege with Javascript: URL as home p...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2012-0458
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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urgent
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-03-14 01:48 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-03-14 09:08:26 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0387 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security and bug fix update 2012-03-14 11:39:51 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0388 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: thunderbird security update 2012-03-14 11:19:00 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-03-14 01:48:49 UTC
Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski reported that an attacker able to convince a potential victim to set a new home page by dragging a link to the "home" button can set that user's home page to a javascript: URL. Once this is done the attacker's page can cause repeated crashes of the browser, eventually getting the script URL loaded in the privileged about:sessionrestore context.

Reference:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-16.html

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2012-03-14 07:20:13 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0388 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0388.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2012-03-14 07:41:03 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0387 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0387.html


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