Bug 1180967 (CVE-2014-8639) - CVE-2014-8639 Mozilla: Cookie injection through Proxy Authenticate responses (MFSA 2015-04)
Summary: CVE-2014-8639 Mozilla: Cookie injection through Proxy Authenticate responses ...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-8639
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: 1179163
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2015-01-12 04:15 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2021-02-17 05:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-01-14 10:50:33 UTC


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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2015:0046 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security and bug fix update 2015-01-14 04:18:51 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2015:0047 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2015-01-14 02:16:10 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2015-01-12 04:15:48 UTC
Security researcher Xiaofeng Zheng of the Blue Lotus Team at Tsinghua University reported reported that a Web Proxy returning a 407 Proxy Authentication response with a Set-Cookie header could inject cookies into the originally requested domain. This could be used for session-fixation attacks. This attack only allows cookies to be written but does not allow them to be read.

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


External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2015/mfsa2015-04.html


Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2015-01-13 21:16:45 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2015:0047 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0047.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2015-01-13 23:19:35 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2015:0046 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0046.html


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