XrayWrappers exposes chrome-only properties when not in chrome compartment
- November 20, 2012
- Peter Van der Beken
- Firefox, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
- Fixed in
- Firefox 17
- SeaMonkey 2.14
- Thunderbird 17
Mozilla developer Peter Van der Beken discovered that same-origin XrayWrappers expose chrome-only properties even when not in a chrome compartment. This can allow web content to get properties of DOM objects that are intended to be chrome-only.
In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts in those products.