Bug 1009036 (CVE-2013-1730) - CVE-2013-1730 Mozilla: Compartment mismatch re-attaching XBL-backed nodes (MFSA 2013-88)
Summary: CVE-2013-1730 Mozilla: Compartment mismatch re-attaching XBL-backed nodes (MF...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2013-1730
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1004291
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Reported: 2013-09-17 14:23 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:08 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-09-15 16:47:25 UTC


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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1268 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2013-09-17 23:34:44 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1269 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2013-09-17 23:14:28 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-09-17 14:23:03 UTC
Security researcher Sachin Shinde reported that moving certain XBL-backed nodes from a document into the replacement document created by document.open() can cause a JavaScript compartment mismatch which can often lead to exploitable conditions.

Starting with Firefox 20 this condition was turned into a run-time assertion that would crash the browser in an unexploitable way, and in Firefox 24 the underlying cause was fixed.

In general this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled, but is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.


External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-88.html


Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2013-09-17 19:16:53 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1269 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1269.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2013-09-17 19:37:33 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1268 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1268.html


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