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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-1670

Original release date: 05/16/2013
Last revised: 11/02/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The Chrome Object Wrapper (COW) implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 21.0, Firefox ESR 17.x before 17.0.6, Thunderbird before 17.0.6, and Thunderbird ESR 17.x before 17.0.6 does not prevent acquisition of chrome privileges during calls to content level constructors, which allows remote attackers to bypass certain read-only restrictions and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted web site.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=853709
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2699
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0929
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0834
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0825
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2013:165
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17046
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-42.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1822-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0821
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1823-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0820
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0946
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0831

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)