Bug 1060947 (CVE-2014-1487) - CVE-2014-1487 Mozilla: Cross-origin information leak through web workers (MFSA 2014-09)
Summary: CVE-2014-1487 Mozilla: Cross-origin information leak through web workers (MFS...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-1487
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 01:59 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 04:53:58 UTC


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

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-02-04 01:59:26 UTC
Security researcher Masato Kinugawa reported a cross-origin information leak through web workers' error messages. This violates same-origin policy and the leaked information could potentially be used to gather authentication tokens and other data from third-party websites.

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/mfsa2014-09.html


Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 19:58:07 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 20:17:52 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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