CVE Database

CVE-2013-1717

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-08-07
Bugzilla: 993605: CVE-2013-1717 Mozilla: Local Java applets may read contents of local file system (MFSA 2013-75)
IAVA: 2013-A-0155

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1142 August 07, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 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/mfsa2013-75.html

Acknowledgements

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

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