Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey window.opener code execution

firefox-windowopener-code-execution (54803) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error when a content window is opened by a chrome window when certain add-ons are installed. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability via the window.opener property to execute arbitrary JavaScript code on the system with chrome privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.1
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2009-70 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2009-70: Privilege escalation via chrome window.opener.
  • BID-37349: RETIRED: Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey MFSA 2009-65 through -71 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • BID-37365: Mozilla Firefox 'window.opener' Property Chrome Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-3986: Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.16 and 3.5.x before 3.5.6, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges by leveraging a reference to a chrome window from a content window, related to the window.opener property.
  • DSA-1956: xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2009:338: firefox
  • MDVSA-2009:339: firefox
  • OSVDB ID: 61095: Mozilla Multiple Browsers Chrome window.opener Property Privilege Escalation
  • RHSA-2009-1674: Critical: firefox security update
  • SA37699: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA37785: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA37883: Avaya CMS Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA37919: Avaya Products Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023344: Mozilla Firefox 'window.opener' Flaw May Let Remote Users Gain Chrome Privileges
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023345: Mozilla Seamonkey 'window.opener' Flaw May Let Remote Users Gain Chrome Privileges
  • SUSE-SA:2009:063: Mozilla Firefox security update
  • SUSE-SR:2009:020: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-873-1: Firefox 3.0 and Xulrunner 1.9 vulnerabilities
  • USN-874-1: Firefox 3.5 and Xulrunner 1.9.1 vulnerabilities
  • USN-877-1: Firefox 3.0 and Xulrunner 1.9 regression
  • USN-878-1: Firefox 3.5 and Xulrunner 1.9.1 regression

Platforms Affected:

  • Avaya Communication Manager
  • Avaya Intuity Audix LX
  • Avaya Message Networking
  • Avaya Message Storage Server
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 5.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.14
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.15
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Dev
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Beta
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.9
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.99
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1 Beta
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1 Alpha
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.10
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.11
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.12
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.13
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.14
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.15
  • 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 SeaMonkey 1.5.0.10
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.5.0.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.5.0.9
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.4.z EUS
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0

Reported:

Dec 15, 2009

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