Bug 863618 (CVE-2012-3986) - CVE-2012-3986 Mozilla: Some DOMWindowUtils methods bypass security checks (MFSA 2012-77)
Summary: CVE-2012-3986 Mozilla: Some DOMWindowUtils methods bypass security checks (MF...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2012-3986
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 852611
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-10-06 04:55 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2021-02-23 13:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-10-10 09:07:00 UTC


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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1350 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security and bug fix update 2012-10-10 02:51:39 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1351 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: thunderbird security update 2012-10-10 02:31:05 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-10-06 04:55:26 UTC
Mozilla developer Johnny Stenback discovered that several methods of a feature used for testing (DOMWindowUtils) are not protected by existing security checks, allowing these methods to be called through script by web pages. This was addressed by adding the existing security checks to these methods.

In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts in those products.


External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-77.html


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Johnny Stenback as the original reporter.

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2012-10-09 22:33:16 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1351 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1351.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2012-10-09 22:53:52 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1350 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1350.html


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