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675094: CVE-2010-1585 Mozilla ParanoidFragmentSink allows javascript: URLs in chrome documents (MFSA 2011-08)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The nsIScriptableUnescapeHTML.parseFragment method in the ParanoidFragmentSink protection mechanism in Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.17 and 3.6.x before 3.6.14, Thunderbird before 3.1.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.12 does not properly sanitize HTML in a chrome document, which makes it easier for remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via a javascript: URI in input to an extension, as demonstrated by a javascript:alert sequence in (1) the HREF attribute of an A element or (2) the ACTION attribute of a FORM element.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1585 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2011:0310 2011-03-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2011:0310 2011-03-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2011:0310 2011-03-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2011:0311 2011-03-02
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