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CVE-2013-1714

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-08-07
Bugzilla: 993604: CVE-2013-1714 Mozilla: Same-origin bypass with web workers and XMLHttpRequest (MFSA 2013-73)
IAVA: 2013-A-0155

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Web Workers implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 23.0, Firefox ESR 17.x before 17.0.8, Thunderbird before 17.0.8, Thunderbird ESR 17.x before 17.0.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.20 does not properly restrict XMLHttpRequest calls, which allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1714 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1142 August 07, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1142 August 07, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2013:1140 August 07, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2013:1140 August 07, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1142 August 07, 2013

External References

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-73.html

Acknowledgements

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

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