CVE-2019-11698

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2019-05-22
CWE:
CWE-829
Bugzilla:
1712621: CVE-2019-11698 Mozilla: Theft of user history data through drag and drop of hyperlinks to and from bookmarks

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

If a crafted hyperlink is dragged and dropped to the bookmark bar or sidebar and the resulting bookmark is subsequently dragged and dropped into the web content area, an arbitrary query of a user's browser history can be run and transmitted to the content page via drop event data. This allows for the theft of browser history by a malicious site. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.7, Firefox < 67, and Firefox ESR < 60.7.

Find out more about CVE-2019-11698 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

In general, this flaw cannot be exploited through email in Thunderbird because scripting is disabled when reading mail, but it is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.1
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:1310 2019-06-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:1308 2019-06-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:1309 2019-06-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2019:1265 2019-05-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2019:1267 2019-05-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (firefox) RHSA-2019:1269 2019-05-23

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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