Multiple Mozilla products nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() cross-domain security bypass

firefox-onchannelredirect-security-bypass (45347) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Multiple Mozilla products, including Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker to bypass cross-domain security restrictions, caused by improper validation of JavaScript origin by the nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() function. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass cross-domain security restrictions and launch further attacks against the victim's system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2008-38 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2008-38: nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() same-origin violation.
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2009009505, Rev 1: Nortel Response to Sun Alert 256408 - Solaris 10 - Vulnerabilities in Firefox May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • Sun Alert ID: 256408: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to Unauthorized Data.
  • ASA-2008-389: thunderbird security update (RHSA-2008-0908)
  • ASA-2008-421: seamonkey security update (RHSA-2008-0882)
  • ASA-2009-158: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to unauthorized Data (Sun 256408)
  • BID-31346: Mozilla Firefox/SeaMonkey/Thunderbird Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-3835: The nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect function in Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.17, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.17, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.12 allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and execute arbitrary JavaScript code via unknown vectors.
  • DSA-1649: iceweasel -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1669: xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1696: icedove -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1697: iceape -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2008:205: mozilla-firefox
  • MDVSA-2008:206: mozilla-thunderbird
  • RHSA-2008-0882: Critical: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2008-0908: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • SA31984: Mozilla Firefox 2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32007: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32010: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA34501: Sun Solaris Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020919: Mozilla Firefox nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() Domain Validation Bug Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
  • SUSE-SA:2008:050: Mozilla security problems
  • USN-645-1: Firefox and xulrunner vulnerabilities
  • USN-645-2: Firefox vulnerabilities
  • USN-645-3: Firefox and xulrunner regression
  • USN-647-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • 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 2.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.15
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.10
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.11
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.10
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.11
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.12
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.13
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.14
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.15
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.7
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.8
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP1
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Sep 23, 2008

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