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CVE-2012-3980

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2012-08-28
Bugzilla:
851939: CVE-2012-3980 Mozilla: Web console eval capable of executing chrome-privileged code (MFSA 2012-72)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The web console in Mozilla Firefox before 15.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.7, Thunderbird before 15.0, and Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.7 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via a crafted web site that injects this code and triggers an eval operation.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3980 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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1210 2012-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 2012-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 2012-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1210 2012-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 2012-08-29

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 10.0.7-2.el5_8 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 10.0.7-1.el6_3 Fixed

Acknowledgements

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