CVE-2013-1670

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-05-14
Bugzilla:
962596: CVE-2013-1670 Mozilla: Privileged access for content level constructor (MFSA 2013-42)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Chrome Object Wrapper (COW) implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 21.0, Firefox ESR 17.x before 17.0.6, Thunderbird before 17.0.6, and Thunderbird ESR 17.x before 17.0.6 does not prevent acquisition of chrome privileges during calls to content level constructors, which allows remote attackers to bypass certain read-only restrictions and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted web site.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1670 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 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0821 2013-05-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2013:0820 2013-05-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0821 2013-05-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2013:0820 2013-05-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0821 2013-05-14

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Cody Crews as the original reporter.

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