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1009036: CVE-2013-1730 Mozilla: Compartment mismatch re-attaching XBL-backed nodes (MFSA 2013-88)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 24.0, Firefox ESR 17.x before 17.0.9, Thunderbird before 24.0, Thunderbird ESR 17.x before 17.0.9, and SeaMonkey before 2.21 do not properly handle movement of XBL-backed nodes between documents, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (JavaScript compartment mismatch, or assertion failure and application exit) via a crafted web site.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1730 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 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
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-2013:1269 2013-09-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2013:1268 2013-09-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1269 2013-09-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2013:1268 2013-09-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:1269 2013-09-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 17.0.9-1.el5_9 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 17.0.9-1.el6_4 Fixed


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

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