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CVE-2013-1687

Impact: Critical
Public: 2013-06-25
Bugzilla: 977600: CVE-2013-1687 Mozilla: Privileged content access and execution via XBL (MFSA 2013-51)
IAVA: 2013-A-0125

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The System Only Wrapper (SOW) and Chrome Object Wrapper (COW) implementations in Mozilla Firefox before 22.0, Firefox ESR 17.x before 17.0.7, Thunderbird before 17.0.7, and Thunderbird ESR 17.x before 17.0.7 do not properly restrict XBL user-defined functions, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges, or conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, via a crafted web site.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1687 from the MITRE CVE 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
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 June 25, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 June 25, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2013:0981 June 25, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2013:0981 June 25, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 June 25, 2013

External References

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-51.html

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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