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CVE-2011-2999

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2011-09-28
CWE:
CWE-79
Bugzilla:
741904: CVE-2011-2999 Mozilla: XSS via plugins and shadowed window.location object (MFSA 2011-38)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.6.23 and 4.x through 5, Thunderbird before 6.0, and SeaMonkey before 2.3 do not properly handle "location" as the name of a frame, which allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy via a crafted web site, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-0170.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2999 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-2011:1343 2011-09-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1343 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1342 2011-09-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 2011-09-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1343 2011-09-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2011:1344 2011-09-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1) thunderbird Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.2.23-1.el5_7 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 1.9.2.23-1.el6_1.1 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1) firefox Affected

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