Bug 1060940 (CVE-2014-1479) - CVE-2014-1479 Mozilla: Clone protected content with XBL scopes (MFSA 2014-02)
Summary: CVE-2014-1479 Mozilla: Clone protected content with XBL scopes (MFSA 2014-02)
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-1479
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: 1058134
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2014-02-04 01:38 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2021-02-17 06:54 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 04:54:18 UTC


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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0132 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2014-02-05 01:16:27 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0133 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2014-02-05 00:56:11 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-02-04 01:38:15 UTC
Security researcher Cody Crews reported a method to bypass System Only Wrappers (SOW) by using XML Binding Language (XBL) content scopes to clone protected XUL elements. This could be used to clone anonymous nodes, making trusted XUL content web accessible.

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



External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-02.html


Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 19:57:44 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0133 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0133.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 20:17:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2014:0132 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0132.html


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