CVE-2012-1959

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

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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1089 2012-07-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1088 2012-07-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1089 2012-07-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1088 2012-07-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1089 2012-07-17

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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