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CVE-2011-2999

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

Details

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 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
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1343 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1343 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2011:1344 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1343 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2011:1341 September 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:1342 September 28, 2011

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