Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey XMLHttpRequest security bypass
|firefox-xmlhttprequest-sec-bypass (80175)||Medium Risk|
Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error related to the creation of XMLHttpRequestobjects within sandboxes. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct cross-site scripting request forgery attacks or obtain sensitive information.
Refer to MFSA 2012-97 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- MFSA 2012-97: XMLHttpRequest inherits incorrect principal within sandbox.
- BID-56621: Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey CVE-2012-4205 Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability
- CVE-2012-4205: Mozilla Firefox before 17.0, Thunderbird before 17.0, and SeaMonkey before 2.14 assign the system principal, rather than the sandbox principal, to XMLHttpRequest objects created in sandboxes, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks or obtain sensitive information by leveraging a sandboxed add-on.
- OSVDB ID: 87591: Mozilla Multiple Product XMLHttpRequest Sandbox Object Creation Permission Weakness
- SA51358: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SA51381: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SA51382: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
- Mozilla Firefox 16
- Mozilla Seamonkey 2.13
- Mozilla Thunderbird 16.0
Nov 20, 2012
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