Mozilla Firefox popup blocker cross-site scripting

firefox-popup-blocker-xss (28957) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation by the popup blocker. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a blocked popup icon to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-62 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 4 (Firefox):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0675-5 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 4 (Thunderbird):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0677-5 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Firefox):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200609-19 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SA:2006:054 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • MFSA 2006-62: Popup-blocker cross-site scripting (XSS).
  • ASA-2006-224: firefox security update (RHSA-2006-0675)
  • ASA-2007-097: HP-UX Running Firefox Remote Unauthorized Access or Elevation of Privileges or Denial of Service (DoS) (HPSBUX02153)
  • BID-20042: Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/Seamonkey Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-4569: The popup blocker in Mozilla Firefox before 1.5.0.7 opens the blocked popups display in the context of the Location bar instead of the subframe from which the popup originated, which might make it easier for remote user-assisted attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
  • GLSA-200609-19: Mozilla Firefox: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:168: Updated Firefox packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2006-0675: firefox security update
  • SA22422: Avaya Products Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA24711: Netscape Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016849: Mozilla Firefox Input Validation Flaw in Popup Blocking Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
  • SUSE-SA:2006:054: Mozilla Firefox security update
  • USN-351-1: Firefox vulnerabilities
  • USN-354-1: Firefox vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 rc1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 rc3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 rc2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1 rc1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux ES
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE SLED 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 10

Reported:

Sep 14, 2006

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