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CVE-2012-1959

Impact: Critical
Public: 2012-07-17
Bugzilla: 840212: CVE-2012-1959 Mozilla: Same-compartment Security Wrappers can be bypassed (MFSA 2012-49)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox 4.x through 13.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.6, Thunderbird 5.0 through 13.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.6, and SeaMonkey before 2.11 do not consider the presence of same-compartment security wrappers (SCSW) during the cross-compartment wrapping of objects, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended XBL access restrictions via crafted content.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1959 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-2012:1089 July 17, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1089 July 17, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1088 July 17, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1088 July 17, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1089 July 17, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Mozilla developer Bobby Holley as the original reporter of this issue.

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