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CVE-2012-3986

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-10-09
Bugzilla: 863618: CVE-2012-3986 Mozilla: Some DOMWindowUtils methods bypass security checks (MFSA 2012-77)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 16.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.8, Thunderbird before 16.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.13 do not properly restrict calls to DOMWindowUtils (aka nsDOMWindowUtils) methods, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via crafted JavaScript code.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3986 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 October 09, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 October 09, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 October 09, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 October 09, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 October 09, 2012

External References

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-77.html

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Johnny Stenback as the original reporter.

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