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CVE-2013-1717

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-08-07
Bugzilla:
993605: CVE-2013-1717 Mozilla: Local Java applets may read contents of local file system (MFSA 2013-75)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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 do not properly restrict local-filesystem access by Java applets, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to read arbitrary files by leveraging a download to a fixed pathname or other predictable pathname.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1717 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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1142 2013-08-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2013:1140 2013-08-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1142 2013-08-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1142 2013-08-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2013:1140 2013-08-07

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 17.0.8-3.el6_4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 17.0.8-3.el5_9 Fixed

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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