ID CVE-2012-1966
Summary Mozilla Firefox 4.x through 13.0 and Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.6 do not have the same context-menu restrictions for data: URLs as for javascript: URLs, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted URL.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta10
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta10
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta11
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta11
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta12
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta12
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta3
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta4
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta5
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta6
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta7
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta7
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta8
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta8
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 beta9
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0:beta9
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:4.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:5.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 5.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:5.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:6.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 6.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:6.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 6.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:6.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 7.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:7.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 7.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:7.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 8.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:8.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 8.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:8.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 9.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:9.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 9.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:9.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 11.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 12.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:12.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 12.0 beta6
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:12.0:beta6
  • Mozilla Firefox 13.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:13.0
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 10.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:10.0
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:10.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 10.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:10.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 10.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:10.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 10.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:10.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 10.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:10.0.5
CVSS
Base: 4.3 (as of 18-07-2012 - 14:23)
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 MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL NONE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-2514.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Iceweasel, a web browser based on Firefox. The included XULRunner library provides rendering services for several other applications included in Debian. - CVE-2012-1948 Benoit Jacob, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, and Bill McCloskey identified several memory safety problems that may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. - CVE-2012-1950 Mario Gomes and Code Audit Labs discovered that it is possible to force Iceweasel to display the URL of the previous entered site through drag and drop actions to the address bar. This can be abused to perform phishing attacks. - CVE-2012-1954 Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free problem in nsDocument::AdoptNode that may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. - CVE-2012-1966 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that it is possible to perform cross-site scripting attacks through the context menu when using data: URLs. - CVE-2012-1967 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that in certain cases, javascript: URLs can be executed so that scripts can escape the JavaScript sandbox and run with elevated privileges. Note: We'd like to advise users of Iceweasel's 3.5 branch in Debian stable to consider to upgrade to the Iceweasel 10.0 ESR (Extended Support Release) which is now available in Debian Backports. Although Debian will continue to support Iceweasel 3.5 in stable with security updates, this can only be done on a best effort basis as upstream provides no such support anymore. On top of that, the 10.0 branch adds proactive security features to the browser.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 60005
    published 2012-07-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60005
    title Debian DSA-2514-1 : iceweasel - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2012-410.NASL
    description MozillaFirefox was updated to 14.0.1 to fix various bugs and security issues. Following security issues were fixed: MFSA 2012-42: Mozilla developers identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. CVE-2012-1949: Brian Smith, Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, Jesse Ruderman, Christoph Diehl, Chris Jones, Brad Lassey, and Kyle Huey reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox 13. CVE-2012-1948: Benoit Jacob, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, and Bill McCloskey reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR 10 and Firefox 13. MFSA 2012-43 / CVE-2012-1950: Security researcher Mario Gomes andresearch firm Code Audit Labs reported a mechanism to short-circuit page loads through drag and drop to the addressbar by canceling the page load. This causes the address of the previously site entered to be displayed in the addressbar instead of the currently loaded page. This could lead to potential phishing attacks on users. MFSA 2012-44 Google security researcher Abhishek Arya used the Address Sanitizer tool to uncover four issues: two use-after-free problems, one out of bounds read bug, and a bad cast. The first use-after-free problem is caused when an array of nsSMILTimeValueSpec objects is destroyed but attempts are made to call into objects in this array later. The second use-after-free problem is in nsDocument::AdoptNode when it adopts into an empty document and then adopts into another document, emptying the first one. The heap buffer overflow is in ElementAnimations when data is read off of end of an array and then pointers are dereferenced. The bad cast happens when nsTableFrame::InsertFrames is called with frames in aFrameList that are a mix of row group frames and column group frames. AppendFrames is not able to handle this mix. All four of these issues are potentially exploitable. CVE-2012-1951: Heap-use-after-free in nsSMILTimeValueSpec::IsEventBased CVE-2012-1954: Heap-use-after-free in nsDocument::AdoptNode CVE-2012-1953: Out of bounds read in ElementAnimations::EnsureStyleRuleFor CVE-2012-1952: Bad cast in nsTableFrame::InsertFrames MFSA 2012-45 / CVE-2012-1955: Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski reported an issue with spoofing of the location property. In this issue, calls to history.forward and history.back are used to navigate to a site while displaying the previous site in the addressbar but changing the baseURI to the newer site. This can be used for phishing by allowing the user input form or other data on the newer, attacking, site while appearing to be on the older, displayed site. MFSA 2012-46 / CVE-2012-1966: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack through the context menu using a data: URL. In this issue, context menu functionality ('View Image', 'Show only this frame', and 'View background image') are disallowed in a javascript: URL but allowed in a data: URL, allowing for XSS. This can lead to arbitrary code execution. MFSA 2012-47 / CVE-2012-1957: Security researcher Mario Heiderich reported that JavaScript could be executed in the HTML feed-view using tag within the RSS . This problem is due to tags not being filtered out during parsing and can lead to a potential cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. The flaw existed in a parser utility class and could affect other parts of the browser or add-ons which rely on that class to sanitize untrusted input. MFSA 2012-48 / CVE-2012-1958: Security researcher Arthur Gerkis used the Address Sanitizer tool to find a use-after-free in nsGlobalWindow::PageHidden when mFocusedContent is released and oldFocusedContent is used afterwards. This use-after-free could possibly allow for remote code execution. MFSA 2012-49 / CVE-2012-1959: Mozilla developer Bobby Holley found that same-compartment security wrappers (SCSW) can be bypassed by passing them to another compartment. Cross-compartment wrappers often do not go through SCSW, but have a filtering policy built into them. When an object is wrapped cross-compartment, the SCSW is stripped off and, when the object is read read back, it is not known that SCSW was previously present, resulting in a bypassing of SCSW. This could result in untrusted content having access to the XBL that implements browser functionality. MFSA 2012-50 / CVE-2012-1960: Google developer Tony Payne reported an out of bounds (OOB) read in QCMS, Mozilla’s color management library. With a carefully crafted color profile portions of a user's memory could be incorporated into a transformed image and possibly deciphered. MFSA 2012-51 / CVE-2012-1961: Bugzilla developer Frédéric Buclin reported that the 'X-Frame-Options header is ignored when the value is duplicated, for example X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN, SAMEORIGIN. This duplication occurs for unknown reasons on some websites and when it occurs results in Mozilla browsers not being protected against possible clickjacking attacks on those pages. MFSA 2012-52 / CVE-2012-1962: Security researcher Bill Keese reported a memory corruption. This is caused by JSDependentString::undepend changing a dependent string into a fixed string when there are additional dependent strings relying on the same base. When the undepend occurs during conversion, the base data is freed, leaving other dependent strings with dangling pointers. This can lead to a potentially exploitable crash. MFSA 2012-53 / CVE-2012-1963: Security researcher Karthikeyan Bhargavan of Prosecco at INRIA reported Content Security Policy (CSP) 1.0 implementation errors. CSP violation reports generated by Firefox and sent to the 'report-uri' location include sensitive data within the 'blocked-uri' parameter. These include fragment components and query strings even if the 'blocked-uri' parameter has a different origin than the protected resource. This can be used to retrieve a user's OAuth 2.0 access tokens and OpenID credentials by malicious sites. MFSA 2012-54 / CVE-2012-1964: Security Researcher Matt McCutchen reported that a clickjacking attack using the certificate warning page. A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacker can use an iframe to display its own certificate error warning page (about:certerror) with the 'Add Exception' button of a real warning page from a malicious site. This can mislead users to adding a certificate exception for a different site than the perceived one. This can lead to compromised communications with the user perceived site through the MITM attack once the certificate exception has been added. MFSA 2012-55 / CVE-2012-1965: Security researchers Mario Gomes and Soroush Dalili reported that since Mozilla allows the pseudo-protocol feed: to prefix any valid URL, it is possible to construct feed:javascript: URLs that will execute scripts in some contexts. On some sites it may be possible to use this to evade output filtering that would otherwise strip javascript: URLs and thus contribute to cross-site scripting (XSS) problems on these sites. MFSA 2012-56 / CVE-2012-1967: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported a arbitrary code execution attack using a javascript: URL. The Gecko engine features a JavaScript sandbox utility that allows the browser or add-ons to safely execute script in the context of a web page. In certain cases, javascript: URLs are executed in such a sandbox with insufficient context that can allow those scripts to escape from the sandbox and run with elevated privilege. This can lead to arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 74687
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74687
    title openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-SU-2012:0899-1)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_FIREFOX_14_0.NASL
    description The installed version of Firefox is earlier than 14.0 and thus, is potentially affected by the following security issues : - Several memory safety issues exist, some of which could potentially allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-1948, CVE-2012-1949) - An error related to drag and drop can allow incorrect URLs to be displayed. (CVE-2012-1950) - Several memory safety issues exist related to the Gecko layout engine. (CVE-2012-1951, CVE-2012-1952, CVE-2012-1953, CVE-2012-1954) - An error related to JavaScript functions 'history.forward' and 'history.back' can allow incorrect URLs to be displayed. (CVE-2012-1955) - Cross-site scripting attacks are possible due to an error related to the '' tag within an RSS '' element. (CVE-2012-1957) - A use-after-free error exists related to the method 'nsGlobalWindow::PageHidden'. (CVE-2012-1958) - An error exists that can allow 'same-compartment security wrappers' (SCSW) to be bypassed. (CVE-2012-1959) - An out-of-bounds read error exists related to the color management library (QCMS). (CVE-2012-1960) - The 'X-Frames-Options' header is ignored if it is duplicated. (CVE-2012-1961) - A memory corruption error exists related to the method 'JSDependentString::undepend'. (CVE-2012-1962) - An error related to the 'Content Security Policy' (CSP) implementation can allow the disclosure of OAuth 2.0 access tokens and OpenID credentials. (CVE-2012-1963) - An error exists related to the 'feed:' URL that can allow cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-1965) - Cross-site scripting attacks are possible due to an error related to the 'data:' URL and context menus. (CVE-2012-1966) - An error exists related to the 'javascript:' URL that can allow scripts to run at elevated privileges outside the sandbox. (CVE-2012-1967)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 60039
    published 2012-07-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60039
    title Firefox < 14.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2012-465.NASL
    description Mozilla XULRunner was updated to 14.0.1, fixing bugs and security issues : Following security issues were fixed: MFSA 2012-42: Mozilla developers identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. CVE-2012-1949: Brian Smith, Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, Jesse Ruderman, Christoph Diehl, Chris Jones, Brad Lassey, and Kyle Huey reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox 13. CVE-2012-1948: Benoit Jacob, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, and Bill McCloskey reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR 10 and Firefox 13. MFSA 2012-43 / CVE-2012-1950: Security researcher Mario Gomes andresearch firm Code Audit Labs reported a mechanism to short-circuit page loads through drag and drop to the addressbar by canceling the page load. This causes the address of the previously site entered to be displayed in the addressbar instead of the currently loaded page. This could lead to potential phishing attacks on users. MFSA 2012-44 Google security researcher Abhishek Arya used the Address Sanitizer tool to uncover four issues: two use-after-free problems, one out of bounds read bug, and a bad cast. The first use-after-free problem is caused when an array of nsSMILTimeValueSpec objects is destroyed but attempts are made to call into objects in this array later. The second use-after-free problem is in nsDocument::AdoptNode when it adopts into an empty document and then adopts into another document, emptying the first one. The heap buffer overflow is in ElementAnimations when data is read off of end of an array and then pointers are dereferenced. The bad cast happens when nsTableFrame::InsertFrames is called with frames in aFrameList that are a mix of row group frames and column group frames. AppendFrames is not able to handle this mix. All four of these issues are potentially exploitable. CVE-2012-1951: Heap-use-after-free in nsSMILTimeValueSpec::IsEventBased CVE-2012-1954: Heap-use-after-free in nsDocument::AdoptNode CVE-2012-1953: Out of bounds read in ElementAnimations::EnsureStyleRuleFor CVE-2012-1952: Bad cast in nsTableFrame::InsertFrames MFSA 2012-45 / CVE-2012-1955: Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski reported an issue with spoofing of the location property. In this issue, calls to history.forward and history.back are used to navigate to a site while displaying the previous site in the addressbar but changing the baseURI to the newer site. This can be used for phishing by allowing the user input form or other data on the newer, attacking, site while appearing to be on the older, displayed site. MFSA 2012-46 / CVE-2012-1966: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack through the context menu using a data: URL. In this issue, context menu functionality ('View Image', 'Show only this frame', and 'View background image') are disallowed in a javascript: URL but allowed in a data: URL, allowing for XSS. This can lead to arbitrary code execution. MFSA 2012-47 / CVE-2012-1957: Security researcher Mario Heiderich reported that JavaScript could be executed in the HTML feed-view using tag within the RSS . This problem is due to tags not being filtered out during parsing and can lead to a potential cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. The flaw existed in a parser utility class and could affect other parts of the browser or add-ons which rely on that class to sanitize untrusted input. MFSA 2012-48 / CVE-2012-1958: Security researcher Arthur Gerkis used the Address Sanitizer tool to find a use-after-free in nsGlobalWindow::PageHidden when mFocusedContent is released and oldFocusedContent is used afterwards. This use-after-free could possibly allow for remote code execution. MFSA 2012-49 / CVE-2012-1959: Mozilla developer Bobby Holley found that same-compartment security wrappers (SCSW) can be bypassed by passing them to another compartment. Cross-compartment wrappers often do not go through SCSW, but have a filtering policy built into them. When an object is wrapped cross-compartment, the SCSW is stripped off and, when the object is read read back, it is not known that SCSW was previously present, resulting in a bypassing of SCSW. This could result in untrusted content having access to the XBL that implements browser functionality. MFSA 2012-50 / CVE-2012-1960: Google developer Tony Payne reported an out of bounds (OOB) read in QCMS, Mozilla’s color management library. With a carefully crafted color profile portions of a user's memory could be incorporated into a transformed image and possibly deciphered. MFSA 2012-51 / CVE-2012-1961: Bugzilla developer Frédéric Buclin reported that the 'X-Frame-Options header is ignored when the value is duplicated, for example X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN, SAMEORIGIN. This duplication occurs for unknown reasons on some websites and when it occurs results in Mozilla browsers not being protected against possible clickjacking attacks on those pages. MFSA 2012-52 / CVE-2012-1962: Security researcher Bill Keese reported a memory corruption. This is caused by JSDependentString::undepend changing a dependent string into a fixed string when there are additional dependent strings relying on the same base. When the undepend occurs during conversion, the base data is freed, leaving other dependent strings with dangling pointers. This can lead to a potentially exploitable crash. MFSA 2012-53 / CVE-2012-1963: Security researcher Karthikeyan Bhargavan of Prosecco at INRIA reported Content Security Policy (CSP) 1.0 implementation errors. CSP violation reports generated by Firefox and sent to the 'report-uri' location include sensitive data within the 'blocked-uri' parameter. These include fragment components and query strings even if the 'blocked-uri' parameter has a different origin than the protected resource. This can be used to retrieve a user's OAuth 2.0 access tokens and OpenID credentials by malicious sites. MFSA 2012-54 / CVE-2012-1964: Security Researcher Matt McCutchen reported that a clickjacking attack using the certificate warning page. A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacker can use an iframe to display its own certificate error warning page (about:certerror) with the 'Add Exception' button of a real warning page from a malicious site. This can mislead users to adding a certificate exception for a different site than the perceived one. This can lead to compromised communications with the user perceived site through the MITM attack once the certificate exception has been added. MFSA 2012-55 / CVE-2012-1965: Security researchers Mario Gomes and Soroush Dalili reported that since Mozilla allows the pseudo-protocol feed: to prefix any valid URL, it is possible to construct feed:javascript: URLs that will execute scripts in some contexts. On some sites it may be possible to use this to evade output filtering that would otherwise strip javascript: URLs and thus contribute to cross-site scripting (XSS) problems on these sites. MFSA 2012-56 / CVE-2012-1967: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported a arbitrary code execution attack using a javascript: URL. The Gecko engine features a JavaScript sandbox utility that allows the browser or add-ons to safely execute script in the context of a web page. In certain cases, javascript: URLs are executed in such a sandbox with insufficient context that can allow those scripts to escape from the sandbox and run with elevated privilege. This can lead to arbitrary code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 74693
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74693
    title openSUSE Security Update : xulrunner (openSUSE-SU-2012:0924-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_FIREFOX-201207-8226.NASL
    description