Bug 993600 (CVE-2013-1709) - CVE-2013-1709 Mozilla: Document URI misrepresentation and masquerading (MFSA 2013-68)
Summary: CVE-2013-1709 Mozilla: Document URI misrepresentation and masquerading (MFSA ...
Alias: CVE-2013-1709
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 990364
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-08-06 09:17 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2023-05-11 23:32 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-06-10 21:12:55 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1140 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2013-08-07 12:21:43 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1142 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2013-08-07 22:08:51 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-08-06 09:17:46 UTC
Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that through an interaction of frames and browser history it was possible to make the browser believe attacker-supplied content came from the location of a previous page in browser history. This allows for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks by loading scripts from a misrepresented malicious site through relative locations and the potential access of stored credentials of a spoofed site.

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.

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges moz_bug_r_a4 as the original reporter.

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2013-08-07 08:24:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1140 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1140.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2013-08-07 18:11:26 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:1142 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1142.html

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