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CVE-2011-2372

Impact: Critical
Public: 2011-09-28
Bugzilla: 741917: CVE-2011-2372 Mozilla: Code installation through holding down Enter (MFSA 2011-40)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.6.23 and 4.x through 6, Thunderbird before 7.0, and SeaMonkey before 2.4 do not prevent the starting of a download in response to the holding of the Enter key, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a crafted web site.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2372 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-2011:1341 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1342 September 28, 2011

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