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CVE-2012-3978

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-08-28
Bugzilla: 851937: CVE-2012-3978 Mozilla: Location object security checks bypassed by chrome code (MFSA 2012-70)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The nsLocation::CheckURL function in Mozilla Firefox before 15.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.7, Thunderbird before 15.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.7, and SeaMonkey before 2.12 does not properly follow the security model of the location object, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended content-loading restrictions or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors involving chrome code.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3978 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
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 August 29, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 August 29, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1210 August 29, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1210 August 29, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 August 29, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges security Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 as the original reporter.

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