CVE-2012-3993

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2012-10-09
Bugzilla:
863623: CVE-2012-3993 CVE-2012-4184 Mozilla: Chrome Object Wrapper (COW) does not disallow acces to privileged functions or properties (MFSA 2012-83)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Chrome Object Wrapper (COW) implementation in 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 does not properly interact with failures of InstallTrigger methods, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via a crafted web site, related to an "XrayWrapper pollution" issue.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3993 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-2012:1351 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 2012-10-09

Acknowledgements

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

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