infoRSS extension for Firefox RSS feeds cross-site scripting

inforss-rss-xss (54370) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The infoRSS extension for Firefox is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an RSS feed to inject malicious script into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser in the "chrome:" context, if the attacker could persuade the victim to load a specially-crafted RSS feed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*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:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of infoRSS extension for Firefox (1.2.0 or later), available from the Mozilla Web site. See References.

References:

  • Help Net Security Web Site: Zero-day vulnerabilities in Firefox extensions discovered.
  • Mozilla Web Site: Version 1.2.0 July 3, 2009 518 KB.
  • BID-37091: Mozilla Firefox infoRSS Extension RSS Feeds Cross Domain Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4101: infoRSS 1.1.4.2 and earlier extension for Firefox performs certain operations with chrome privileges, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands and perform cross-domain scripting attacks via the description tag of an RSS feed.
  • OSVDB ID: 60465: infoRSS Extension for Firefox RSS Feed chrome: Cross-context Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA37467: Firefox infoRSS Extension Cross-Context Scripting Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Mozilla infoRSS extension for Firefox 1.1.4.2

Reported:

Jul 03, 2009

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