CVE-2008-4060

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2008-09-23
Bugzilla:
463198: CVE-2008-4060 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.17 and 3.x before 3.0.2, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.17, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.12 allow remote attackers to create documents that lack script-handling objects, and execute arbitrary code with chrome privileges, via vectors related to (1) the document.loadBindingDocument function and (2) XSLT.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4060 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908 2008-10-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0879 2008-09-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908 2008-10-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0882 2008-09-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0882 2008-09-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0879 2008-09-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0908 2008-10-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2008:0882 2008-09-24

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 devhelp 0.12-19.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 nss 3.12.1.1-1.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 yelp 2.16.0-21.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.0.2-5.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 devhelp 0.10-0.10.el4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 seamonkey 1.0.9-26.el4 Fixed