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1092664: CVE-2014-1529 Mozilla: Privilege escalation through Web Notification API (MFSA 2014-42)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Web Notification API in Mozilla Firefox before 29.0, Firefox ESR 24.x before 24.5, Thunderbird before 24.5, and SeaMonkey before 2.26 allows remote attackers to bypass intended source-component restrictions and execute arbitrary JavaScript code in a privileged context via a crafted web page for which Notification.permission is granted.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1529 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

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2014:0448 2014-04-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:0449 2014-04-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:0449 2014-04-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:0449 2014-04-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2014:0448 2014-04-29


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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