CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-02-17
Bugzilla: 566051: CVE-2009-3988 Mozilla violation of same-origin policy due to properties set on objects passed to showModalDialog (MFSA 2010-04)


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.18 and 3.5.x before 3.5.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.3, does not properly restrict read access to object properties in showModalDialog, which allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via crafted dialogArguments values.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3988 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0112 February 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0112 February 17, 2010

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