CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-08-16
Bugzilla: 730522: CVE-2011-2984 Mozilla: Privilege escalation dropping a tab element in content area


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.6.20, SeaMonkey 2.x, Thunderbird 3.x before 3.1.12, and possibly other products does not properly handle the dropping of a tab element, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges by establishing a content area and registering for drop events.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2984 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
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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