CVE Database


Impact: Critical
Public: 2011-08-16
Bugzilla: 730520: CVE-2011-2981 Mozilla: Privilege escalation using event handlers


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The event-management implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 3.6.20, SeaMonkey 2.x, Thunderbird 3.x before 3.1.12, and possibly other products does not properly select the context for script to run in, which allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy or execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via a crafted web site.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2981 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-2011:1164 August 16, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1164 August 16, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1164 August 16, 2011

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