CVE-2012-4203

MEDIUM
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Description

The New Tab page in Mozilla Firefox before 17.0 uses a privileged context for execution of JavaScript code by bookmarklets, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to run arbitrary programs by leveraging a javascript: URL in a bookmark.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-11/msg00021.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-01/msg00022.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-11/msg00090.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-11/msg00093.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/51369

http://secunia.com/advisories/51434

http://secunia.com/advisories/51439

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-95.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/56623

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1638-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1638-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1638-3

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=765628

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A16503

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-11-21

Updated: 2017-09-19

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:9.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:10.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:10.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:10.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:11.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:12.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:12.0:beta6:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:13.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:14.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:15.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:16.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 16.0.2 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (12 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
74826openSUSE Security Update : xulrunner (openSUSE-SU-2012:1586-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
74824openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-SU-2012:1583-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
64135SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (SAT Patch Number 7093)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
63145Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : firefox regressions (USN-1638-3)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
801327Mozilla Firefox 16.x <= 16 Multiple VulnerabilitiesLog Correlation EngineWeb Clients
high
6625Mozilla Firefox < 17.0 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorWeb Clients
high
63091SuSE 10 Security Update : Mozilla Firefox (ZYPP Patch Number 8381)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
63026Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : ubufox update (USN-1638-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
63025Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-1638-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
62998Firefox < 17.0 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
critical
62994Firefox < 17.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
62979FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (d23119df-335d-11e2-b64c-c8600054b392)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high