CVE-2009-0356

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2009-02-03
Bugzilla:
483144: CVE-2009-0356 Firefox Chrome privilege escalation via local .desktop files

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.6 and SeaMonkey do not block links to the (1) about:plugins and (2) about:config URIs from .desktop files, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and execute arbitrary code with chrome privileges via vectors involving the URL field in a Desktop Entry section of a .desktop file, related to representation of about: URIs as jar:file:// URIs. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4582.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0356 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 4 RHSA-2009:0256 2009-02-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 RHSA-2009:0256 2009-02-04

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