CVE-2015-0816

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-03-31
CWE:
CWE-250
Bugzilla:
1207072: CVE-2015-0816 Mozilla: resource:// documents can load privileged pages (MFSA 2015-33)
A flaw was found in the way documents were loaded via resource URLs in, for example, Mozilla's PDF.js PDF file viewer. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass certain restrictions and under certain conditions even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.

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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 5 (firefox) RHSA-2015:0766 2015-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2015:0771 2015-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2015:0766 2015-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2015:0771 2015-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2015:0771 2015-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2015:0766 2015-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2015:0771 2015-04-01

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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