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CVE-2011-2983

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2011-08-16
Bugzilla:
730523: CVE-2011-2983 Mozilla: Private data leakage using RegExp.input

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.6.20, Thunderbird 2.x and 3.x before 3.1.12, SeaMonkey 1.x and 2.x, and possibly other products does not properly handle the RegExp.input property, which allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and read data from a different domain via a crafted web site, possibly related to a use-after-free.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2983 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 Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1165 2011-08-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2011:1167 2011-08-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1164 2011-08-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1165 2011-08-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1165 2011-08-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1164 2011-08-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1164 2011-08-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1) firefox Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 1.9.2.20-2.el6_1 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.2.20-2.el5 Fixed