ID CVE-2011-2486
Summary nspluginwrapper before 1.4.4 does not properly provide access to NPNVprivateModeBool variable settings, which could prevent Firefox plugins from determining if they should run in Private Browsing mode and allow remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions, as demonstrated using Flash.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:nspluginwrapper:nspluginwrapper:1.4.2
    cpe:2.3:a:nspluginwrapper:nspluginwrapper:1.4.2
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 19-11-2012 - 13:58)
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
NONE PARTIAL NONE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2012-1459.NASL
    description Updated nspluginwrapper packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. nspluginwrapper is a utility which allows 32-bit plug-ins to run in a 64-bit browser environment (a common example is Adobe's browser plug-in for presenting proprietary Flash files embedded in web pages). It includes the plug-in viewer and a tool for managing plug-in installations and updates. It was not possible for plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper to discover whether the browser was running in Private Browsing mode. This flaw could lead to plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper using normal mode while they were expected to run in Private Browsing mode. (CVE-2011-2486) This update also fixes the following bug : * When using the Adobe Reader web browser plug-in provided by the acroread-plugin package on a 64-bit system, opening Portable Document Format (PDF) files in Firefox could cause the plug-in to crash and a black window to be displayed where the PDF should be. Firefox had to be restarted to resolve the issue. This update implements a workaround in nspluginwrapper to automatically handle the plug-in crash, so that users no longer have to keep restarting Firefox. (BZ#869554) All users of nspluginwrapper are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which upgrade nspluginwrapper to upstream version 1.4.4, and correct these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 62917
    published 2012-11-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62917
    title RHEL 6 : nspluginwrapper (RHSA-2012:1459)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2012-1459.NASL
    description Updated nspluginwrapper packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. nspluginwrapper is a utility which allows 32-bit plug-ins to run in a 64-bit browser environment (a common example is Adobe's browser plug-in for presenting proprietary Flash files embedded in web pages). It includes the plug-in viewer and a tool for managing plug-in installations and updates. It was not possible for plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper to discover whether the browser was running in Private Browsing mode. This flaw could lead to plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper using normal mode while they were expected to run in Private Browsing mode. (CVE-2011-2486) This update also fixes the following bug : * When using the Adobe Reader web browser plug-in provided by the acroread-plugin package on a 64-bit system, opening Portable Document Format (PDF) files in Firefox could cause the plug-in to crash and a black window to be displayed where the PDF should be. Firefox had to be restarted to resolve the issue. This update implements a workaround in nspluginwrapper to automatically handle the plug-in crash, so that users no longer have to keep restarting Firefox. (BZ#869554) All users of nspluginwrapper are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which upgrade nspluginwrapper to upstream version 1.4.4, and correct these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 62911
    published 2012-11-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62911
    title CentOS 6 : nspluginwrapper (CESA-2012:1459)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20121113_NSPLUGINWRAPPER_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description It was not possible for plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper to discover whether the browser was running in Private Browsing mode. This flaw could lead to plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper using normal mode while they were expected to run in Private Browsing mode. (CVE-2011-2486) This update also fixes the following bug : - When using the Adobe Reader(tm) web browser plug-in provided by the acroread-plugin package on a 64-bit system, opening Portable Document Format (PDF) files in Firefox could cause the plug-in to crash and a black window to be displayed where the PDF should be. Firefox had to be restarted to resolve the issue. This update implements a workaround in nspluginwrapper to automatically handle the plug-in crash, so that users no longer have to keep restarting Firefox. This will update nspluginwrapper to upstream version 1.4.4. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-31
    plugin id 62919
    published 2012-11-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62919
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : nspluginwrapper on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2012-1459.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1459 : Updated nspluginwrapper packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. nspluginwrapper is a utility which allows 32-bit plug-ins to run in a 64-bit browser environment (a common example is Adobe's browser plug-in for presenting proprietary Flash files embedded in web pages). It includes the plug-in viewer and a tool for managing plug-in installations and updates. It was not possible for plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper to discover whether the browser was running in Private Browsing mode. This flaw could lead to plug-ins wrapped by nspluginwrapper using normal mode while they were expected to run in Private Browsing mode. (CVE-2011-2486) This update also fixes the following bug : * When using the Adobe Reader web browser plug-in provided by the acroread-plugin package on a 64-bit system, opening Portable Document Format (PDF) files in Firefox could cause the plug-in to crash and a black window to be displayed where the PDF should be. Firefox had to be restarted to resolve the issue. This update implements a workaround in nspluginwrapper to automatically handle the plug-in crash, so that users no longer have to keep restarting Firefox. (BZ#869554) All users of nspluginwrapper are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which upgrade nspluginwrapper to upstream version 1.4.4, and correct these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-12-01
    plugin id 68656
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68656
    title Oracle Linux 6 : nspluginwrapper (ELSA-2012-1459)
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 715384
title CVE-2011-2486 nspluginwrapper: NPNVprivateModeBool variable not forwarded
oval
AND
  • comment nspluginwrapper is earlier than 0:1.4.4-1.el6_3
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121459005
  • comment nspluginwrapper is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121459006
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842004
rhsa
id RHSA-2012:1459
released 2012-11-13
severity Low
title RHSA-2012:1459: nspluginwrapper security and bug fix update (Low)
rpms nspluginwrapper-0:1.4.4-1.el6_3
refmap via4
confirm
misc
sectrack 1027757
Last major update 01-09-2013 - 02:24
Published 19-11-2012 - 07:10
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