CVE Database


Impact: Critical
Bugzilla: 512146: CVE-2009-2471 Mozilla setTimeout loses XPCNativeWrappers


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The setTimeout function in Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.12 does not properly preserve object wrapping, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via a crafted call, related to XPCNativeWrapper.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2471 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1162 July 22, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1162 July 22, 2009

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