CVE-2012-4209

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2012-11-20
Bugzilla:
877632: CVE-2012-4209 Mozilla: Frames can shadow top.location (MFSA 2012-103)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox before 17.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.11, Thunderbird before 17.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.11, and SeaMonkey before 2.14 do not prevent use of a "top" frame name-attribute value to access the location property, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via vectors involving a binary plugin.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4209 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1483 2012-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1483 2012-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1482 2012-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1483 2012-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1482 2012-11-20

Acknowledgements

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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