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CVE-2013-1687

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

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 2013-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2013:0981 2013-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2013:0981 2013-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 2013-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 2013-06-25

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 17.0.7-1.el6_4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 17.0.7-1.el5_9 Fixed

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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