ID CVE-2005-1532
Summary Firefox before 1.0.4 and Mozilla Suite before 1.7.8 do not properly limit privileges of Javascript eval and Script objects in the calling context, which allows remote attackers to conduct unauthorized activities via "non-DOM property overrides," a variant of CVE-2005-1160.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9 rc
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:rc
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.3
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.3
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.4
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.4a
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.4:alpha
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.4.1
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.5
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.5 alpha
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.5:alpha
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.5 rc1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.5:rc1
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.5 rc2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.5:rc2
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.5.1
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.6
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.6 alpha
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.6:alpha
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.6 beta
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.6:beta
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7 alpha
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7:alpha
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7 beta
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7:beta
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7 rc1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7:rc1
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7 rc2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7:rc2
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7 rc3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7:rc3
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.1
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.2
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.3
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.5
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.6
  • Mozilla Mozilla 1.7.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.7
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 13-05-2005 - 08:43)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
exploit-db via4
description Mozilla Suite And Firefox DOM Property Overrides Code Execution Vulnerability. CVE-2005-1532. Remote exploits for multiple platform
id EDB-ID:25670
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2005-05-16
published 2005-05-16
reporter moz_bug_r_a4
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/25670/
title Mozilla Suite And Firefox DOM Property Overrides Code Execution Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_FIREFOX_104.NASL
    description The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 1.0.4. Such versions have multiple vulnerabilities that may allow arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 18243
    published 2005-05-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=18243
    title Firefox < 1.0.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-134-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that a malicious website could inject arbitrary scripts into a target site by loading it into a frame and navigating back to a previous JavaScript URL that contained an eval() call. This could be used to steal cookies or other confidential data from the target site. If the target site is allowed to raise the install confirmation dialog in Firefox then this flaw even allowed the malicious site to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Firefox user. By default only the Mozilla Update site is allowed to attempt software installation; however, users can permit this for additional sites. (MFSA 2005-42) Michael Krax, Georgi Guninski, and L. David Baron found that the security checks that prevent script injection could be bypassed by wrapping a javascript: url in another pseudo-protocol like 'view-source:' or 'jar:'. (CAN-2005-1531) A variant of the attack described in CAN-2005-1160 (see USN-124-1) was discovered. Additional checks were added to make sure JavaScript eval and Script objects are run with the privileges of the context that created them, not the potentially elevated privilege of the context calling them. (CAN-2005-1532) Note: These flaws also apply to Ubuntu 5.04's Mozilla, and to the Ubuntu 4.10 versions of Firefox and Mozilla. These will be fixed soon. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20525
    published 2006-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20525
    title Ubuntu 5.04 : mozilla-firefox vulnerabilities (USN-134-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-781.NASL
    description Several problems have been discovered in Mozilla Thunderbird, the standalone mail client of the Mozilla suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CAN-2005-0989 Remote attackers could read portions of heap memory into a JavaScript string via the lambda replace method. - CAN-2005-1159 The JavaScript interpreter could be tricked to continue execution at the wrong memory address, which may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code. - CAN-2005-1160 Remote attackers could override certain properties or methods of DOM nodes and gain privileges. - CAN-2005-1532 Remote attackers could override certain properties or methods due to missing proper limitation of JavaScript eval and Script objects and gain privileges. - CAN-2005-2261 XML scripts ran even when JavaScript disabled. - CAN-2005-2265 Missing input sanitising of InstallVersion.compareTo() can cause the application to crash. - CAN-2005-2266 Remote attackers could steal sensitive information such as cookies and passwords from websites by accessing data in alien frames. - CAN-2005-2269 Remote attackers could modify certain tag properties of DOM nodes that could lead to the execution of arbitrary script or code. - CAN-2005-2270 The Mozilla browser family does not properly clone base objects, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-20
    plugin id 19478
    published 2005-08-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=19478
    title Debian DSA-781-1 : mozilla-thunderbird - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2005-435.NASL
    description Updated mozilla packages that fix various security bugs are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. [Updated 24 May 2005] This erratum now includes updated devhelp packages which are required to satisfy a dependency on systems that have devhelp packages installed. Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor. Several bugs were found in the way Mozilla executes JavaScript code. JavaScript executed from a web page should run with a restricted access level, preventing dangerous actions. It is possible that a malicious web page could execute JavaScript code with elevated privileges, allowing access to protected data and functions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-1476, CVE-2005-1477, CVE-2005-1531, and CVE-2005-1532 to these issues. Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains Mozilla version 1.7.8 to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-20
    plugin id 18388
    published 2005-05-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=18388
    title RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : mozilla (RHSA-2005:435)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2005-434.NASL
    description Updated firefox packages that fix various security bugs are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. Several bugs were found in the way Firefox executes JavaScript code. JavaScript executed from a web page should run with a restricted access level, preventing dangerous actions. It is possible that a malicious web page could execute JavaScript code with elevated privileges, allowing access to protected data and functions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-1476, CVE-2005-1477, CVE-2005-1531, and CVE-2005-1532 to these issues. Please note that the effects of CVE-2005-1477 are mitigated by the default setup, which allows only the Mozilla Update site to attempt installation of Firefox extensions. The Mozilla Update site has been modified to prevent this attack from working. If other URLs have been manually added to the whitelist, it may be possible to execute this attack. Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Firefox version 1.0.4 which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-20
    plugin id 18387
    published 2005-05-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=18387
    title RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2005:434)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_178.NASL
    description The remote version of Mozilla contains various security issues that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 18244
    published 2005-05-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=18244
    title Mozilla Browser < 1.7.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2005-435.NASL
    description Updated mozilla packages that fix various security bugs are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. [Updated 24 May 2005] This erratum now includes updated devhelp packages which are required to satisfy a dependency on systems that have devhelp packages installed. Mozilla is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor. Several bugs were found in the way Mozilla executes JavaScript code. JavaScript executed from a web page should run with a restricted access level, preventing dangerous actions. It is possible that a malicious web page could execute JavaScript code with elevated privileges, allowing access to protected data and functions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-1476, CVE-2005-1477, CVE-2005-1531, and CVE-2005-1532 to these issues. Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains Mozilla version 1.7.8 to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 21827
    published 2006-07-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21827
    title CentOS 3 / 4 : mozilla (CESA-2005:435)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-149-3.NASL
    description USN-149-1 fixed some vulnerabilities in the Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) version of Firefox. The version shipped with Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) is also vulnerable to these flaws, so it needs to be upgraded as well. Please see http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-149-1 for the original advisory. This update also fixes several older vulnerabilities; Some of them could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with full user privileges if the user visited a malicious website. (MFSA-2005-01 to MFSA-2005-44; please see the following website for details: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20546
    published 2006-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20546
    title Ubuntu 4.10 : mozilla-firefox vulnerabilities (USN-149-3)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2005-434.NASL
    description Updated firefox packages that fix various security bugs are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Mozilla Firefox is an open source Web browser. Several bugs were found in the way Firefox executes JavaScript code. JavaScript executed from a web page should run with a restricted access level, preventing dangerous actions. It is possible that a malicious web page could execute JavaScript code with elevated privileges, allowing access to protected data and functions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-1476, CVE-2005-1477, CVE-2005-1531, and CVE-2005-1532 to these issues. Please note that the effects of CVE-2005-1477 are mitigated by the default setup, which allows only the Mozilla Update site to attempt installation of Firefox extensions. The Mozilla Update site has been modified to prevent this attack from working. If other URLs have been manually added to the whitelist, it may be possible to execute this attack. Users of Firefox are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Firefox version 1.0.4 which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 21939
    published 2006-07-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21939
    title CentOS 4 : firefox (CESA-2005:434)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MOZILLA_THUNDERBIRD_106.NASL
    description The installed version of Mozilla Thunderbird is affected by multiple vulnerabilities, at least one of which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-17
    plugin id 19269
    published 2005-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=19269
    title Mozilla Thunderbird < 1.0.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2005-601.NASL
    description Updated thunderbird package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled anonymous functions during regular expression string replacement. It is possible for a malicious HTML mail to capture a random block of client memory. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned this bug the name CVE-2005-0989. A bug was found in the way Thunderbird validated several XPInstall related JavaScript objects. A malicious HTML mail could pass other objects to the XPInstall objects, resulting in the JavaScript interpreter jumping to arbitrary locations in memory. (CVE-2005-1159) A bug was found in the way the Thunderbird privileged UI code handled DOM nodes from the content window. An HTML message could install malicious JavaScript code or steal data when a user performs commonplace actions such as clicking a link or opening the context menu. (CVE-2005-1160) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird executed JavaScript code. JavaScript executed from HTML mail should run with a restricted access level, preventing dangerous actions. It is possible that a malicious HTML mail could execute JavaScript code with elevated privileges, allowing access to protected data and functions. (CVE-2005-1532) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird executed JavaScript in XBL controls. It is possible for a malicious HTML mail to leverage this vulnerability to execute other JavaScript based attacks even when JavaScript is disabled. (CVE-2005-2261) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain JavaScript functions. It is possible for a malicious HTML mail to crash the client by executing malformed JavaScript code. (CVE-2005-2265) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled child frames. It is possible for a malicious framed HTML mail to steal sensitive information from its parent frame. (CVE-2005-2266) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled DOM node names. It is possible for a malicious HTML mail to overwrite a DOM node name, allowing certain privileged chrome actions to execute the malicious JavaScript. (CVE-2005-2269) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird cloned base objects. It is possible for HTML content to navigate up the prototype chain to gain access to privileged chrome objects. (CVE-2005-2270) Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package that contains Thunderbird version 1.0.6 and is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 21952
    published 2006-07-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21952
    title CentOS 4 : thunderbird (CESA-2005:601)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2005-601.NASL
    description Updated thunderbird package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled anonymous functions during regular expression string replacement. It is possible for a malicious HTML mail to capture a random block of client memory. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned this bug the name CVE-2005-0989. A bug was found in the way Thunderbird validated several XPInstall related JavaScript objects. A malicious HTML mail could pass other objects to the XPInstall objects, resulting in the JavaScript interpreter jumping to arbitrary locations in memory. (CVE-2005-1159) A bug was found in the way the Thunderbird privileged UI code handled DOM nodes from the content window. An HTML message could install malicious JavaScript code or steal data when a user performs commonplace actions such as clicking a link or opening the context menu. (CVE-2005-1160) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird executed JavaScript code. JavaScript executed from HTML mail should run with a restricted access level, preventing dangerous actions. It is possible that a malicious HTML mail could execute JavaScript code with elevated privileges, allowing access to protected data and functions. (CVE-2005-1532) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird executed JavaScript in XBL controls. It is possible for a malicious HTML mail to leverage this vulnerability to execute other JavaScript based attacks even when JavaScript is disabled. (CVE-2005-2261) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain JavaScript functions. It is possible for a malicious HTML mail to crash the client by executing malformed JavaScript code. (CVE-2005-2265) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled child frames. It is possible for a malicious framed HTML mail to steal sensitive information from its parent frame. (CVE-2005-2266) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled DOM node names. It is possible for a malicious HTML mail to overwrite a DOM node name, allowing certain privileged chrome actions to execute the malicious JavaScript. (CVE-2005-2269) A bug was found in the way Thunderbird cloned base objects. It is possible for HTML content to navigate up the prototype chain to gain access to privileged chrome objects. (CVE-2005-2270) Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package that contains Thunderbird version 1.0.6 and is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 19277
    published 2005-07-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=19277
    title RHEL 4 : thunderbird (RHSA-2005:601)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-157-1.NASL
    description Vladimir V. Perepelitsa discovered a bug in Thunderbird's handling of anonymous functions during regular expression string replacement. A malicious HTML email could exploit this to capture a random block of client memory. (CAN-2005-0989) Georgi Guninski discovered that the types of certain XPInstall related JavaScript objects were not sufficiently validated when they were called. This could be exploited by malicious HTML email content to crash Thunderbird or even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CAN-2005-1159) Thunderbird did not properly verify the values of XML DOM nodes. By tricking the user to perform a common action like clicking on a link or opening the context menu, a malicious HTML email could exploit this to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with the full privileges of the user. (CAN-2005-1160) A variant of the attack described in CAN-2005-1160 (see USN-124-1) was discovered. Additional checks were added to make sure JavaScript eval and script objects are run with the privileges of the context that created them, not the potentially elevated privilege of the context calling them. (CAN-2005-1532) Scripts in XBL controls from web content continued to be run even when JavaScript was disabled. This could be combined with most script-based exploits to attack people running vulnerable versions who thought disabling JavaScript would protect them. (CAN-2005-2261) The function for version comparison in the addons installer did not properly verify the type of its argument. By passing specially crafted JavaScript objects to it, a malicious website could crash Thunderbird and possibly even execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user account Thunderbird runs in. (CAN-2005-2265) The XHTML DOM node handler did not take namespaces into account when verifying node types based on their names. For example, an XHTML email could contain an tag with malicious contents, which would then be processed as the standard trusted HTML tag. By tricking an user to view a malicious email, this could be exploited to execute attacker-specified code with the full privileges of the user. (CAN-2005-2269) It was discovered that some objects were not created appropriately. This allowed malicious web content scripts to trace back the creation chain until they found a privileged object and execute code with higher privileges than allowed by the current site. (CAN-2005-2270) Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the run-mozilla.sh script created temporary files in an unsafe way when running with 'debugging' enabled. This could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CAN-2005-2353) The update for Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) also fixes several less critical vulnerabilities which are not present in the Ubuntu 5.04 version. (MFSA-2005-02 to MFSA-2005-30; please see the following web site for details: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html). We apologize for the huge delay of this update; we changed our update strategy for Mozilla products to make sure that such long delays will not happen again. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20560
    published 2006-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20560
    title Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-157-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-155-1.NASL
    description Secunia.com reported that one of the recent security patches in Firefox reintroduced the frame injection patch that was originally known as CAN-2004-0718. This allowed a malicious website to spoof the contents of other websites. (CAN-2005-1937) It was discovered that a malicious website could inject arbitrary scripts into a target site by loading it into a frame and navigating back to a previous JavaScript URL that contained an eval() call. This could be used to steal cookies or other confidential data from the target site. (MFSA 2005-42) Michael Krax, Georgi Guninski, and L. David Baron found that the security checks that prevent script injection could be bypassed by wrapping a javascript: url in another pseudo-protocol like 'view-source:' or 'jar:'. (CAN-2005-1531) A variant of the attack described in CAN-2005-1160 (see USN-124-1) was discovered. Additional checks were added to make sure JavaScript eval and script objects are run with the privileges of the context that created them, not the potentially elevated privilege of the context calling them. (CAN-2005-1532) In several places the browser user interface did not correctly distinguish between true user events, such as mouse clicks or keystrokes, and synthetic events genenerated by web content. This could be exploited by malicious websites to generate e. g. mouse clicks that install malicious plugins. Synthetic events are now prevented from reaching the browser UI entirely. (CAN-2005-2260) Scripts in XBL controls from web content continued to be run even when JavaScript was disabled. This could be combined with most script-based exploits to attack people running vulnerable versions who thought disabling JavaScript would protect them. (CAN-2005-2261) Matthew Mastracci discovered a flaw in the addons installation launcher. By forcing a page navigation immediately after calling the install method a callback function could end up running in the context of the new page selected by the attacker. This callback script could steal data from the new page such as cookies or passwords, or perform actions on the user's behalf such as make a purchase if the user is already logged into the target site. However, the default settings allow only http://addons.mozilla.org to bring up this install dialog. This could only be exploited if users have added untrustworthy sites to the installation whitelist, and if a malicious site can convince you to install from their site. (CAN-2005-2263) The function for version comparison in the addons installer did not properly verify the type of its argument. By passing specially crafted JavaScript objects to it, a malicious website could crash the browser and possibly even execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user account Firefox runs in. (CAN-2005-2265) A child frame can call top.focus() even if the framing page comes from a different origin and has overridden the focus() routine. Andreas Sandblad discovered that the call is made in the context of the child frame. This could be exploited to steal cookies and passwords from the framed page, or take actions on behalf of a signed-in user. However, websites with above properties are not very common. (CAN-2005-2266) Alerts and prompts created by scripts in web pages were presented with the generic title [Javascript Application] which sometimes made it difficult to know which site created them. A malicious page could exploit this by causing a prompt to appear in front of a trusted site in an attempt to extract information such as passwords from the user. In the fixed version these prompts contain the hostname of the page which created it. (CAN-2005-2268) The XHTML DOM node handler did not take namespaces into account when verifying node types based on their names. For example, an XHTML document could contain an tag with malicious contents, which would then be processed as the standard trusted HTML tag. By tricking an user to view malicious websites, this could be exploited to execute attacker-specified code with the full privileges of the user. (CAN-2005-2269) It was discovered that some objects were not created appropriately. This allowed malicious web content scripts to trace back the creation chain until they found a privileged object and execute code with higher privileges than allowed by the current site. (CAN-2005-2270) The update for Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) also fixes several vulnerabilities which are not present in the Ubuntu 5.04 version. Some of them could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with full user privileges if the user visited a malicious website. (MFSA-2005-01 to MFSA-2005-41; please see the following website for details: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html). We apologize for the huge delay of this update; we changed our update strategy for Mozilla products to make sure that such long delays will not happen again. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-29
    plugin id 20556
    published 2006-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20556
    title Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : mozilla vulnerabilities (USN-155-1)
oval via4
  • accepted 2007-03-21T16:16:23.474-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Robert L. Hollis
      organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Matthew Wojcik
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Matthew Wojcik
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Anna Min
      organization BigFix, Inc
    • name Daniel Tarnu
      organization GFI Software
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    description Firefox before 1.0.4 and Mozilla Suite before 1.7.8 do not properly limit privileges of Javascript eval and Script objects in the calling context, which allows remote attackers to conduct unauthorized activities via "non-DOM property overrides," a variant of CVE-2005-1160.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100014
    status accepted
    submitted 2005-08-16T04:00:00.000-04:00
    title Mozilla Script Privilege Context Vulnerabilities
    version 6
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:08:48.862-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Aharon Chernin
      organization SCAP.com, LLC
    • name Dragos Prisaca
      organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
    • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
    • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
    • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
    description Firefox before 1.0.4 and Mozilla Suite before 1.7.8 do not properly limit privileges of Javascript eval and Script objects in the calling context, which allows remote attackers to conduct unauthorized activities via "non-DOM property overrides," a variant of CVE-2005-1160.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10791
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title Firefox before 1.0.4 and Mozilla Suite before 1.7.8 do not properly limit privileges of Javascript eval and Script objects in the calling context, which allows remote attackers to conduct unauthorized activities via "non-DOM property overrides," a variant of CVE-2005-1160.
    version 23
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2005:434
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2005:435
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2005:601
refmap via4
bid
  • 13645
  • 15495
confirm http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-44.html
sco SCOSA-2005.49
sectrack
  • 1013964
  • 1013965
secunia 19823
suse SUSE-SA:2006:022
vupen ADV-2005-0530
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 21:22
Published 12-05-2005 - 00:00
Last modified 10-10-2017 - 21:30
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