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CVE-2010-2768

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-09-07
Bugzilla: 630074: CVE-2010-2768 Mozilla UTF-7 XSS by overriding document charset using <object> type attribute (MFSA 2010-61)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.12 and 3.6.x before 3.6.9, Thunderbird before 3.0.7 and 3.1.x before 3.1.3, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.7 do not properly restrict use of the type attribute of an OBJECT element to set a document's charset, which allows remote attackers to bypass cross-site scripting (XSS) protection mechanisms via UTF-7 encoding.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2768 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0682 September 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0682 September 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2010:0680 September 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0681 September 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2010:0680 September 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0682 September 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0681 September 08, 2010

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