CVE-2010-2768

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-09-07
CWE:
CWE-79
Bugzilla:
630074: CVE-2010-2768 Mozilla UTF-7 XSS by overriding document charset using type attribute (MFSA 2010-61)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.12 and 3.6.x before 3.6.9, Thunderbird before 3.0.7 and 3.1.x before 3.1.3, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.7 do not properly restrict use of the type attribute of an OBJECT element to set a document's charset, which allows remote attackers to bypass cross-site scripting (XSS) protection mechanisms via UTF-7 encoding.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2768 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

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 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0681 2010-09-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2010:0680 2010-09-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0682 2010-09-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0682 2010-09-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0681 2010-09-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2010:0680 2010-09-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0682 2010-09-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 firefox Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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