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CVE-2011-2372

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

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 4 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 2011-09-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1342 2011-09-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 2011-09-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 2011-09-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 seamonkey Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 5.7 thunderbird Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 thunderbird Affected

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