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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-69

CRMF requests allow for code execution and XSS attacks

Announced
August 6, 2013
Reporter
moz_bug_r_a4
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Thunderbird ESR
Fixed in
  • Firefox 23
  • Firefox ESR 17.0.8
  • SeaMonkey 2.20
  • Thunderbird 17.0.8
  • Thunderbird ESR 17.0.8

Description

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported a mechanism to execute arbitrary code or a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack when Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF) request is generated in certain circumstances.

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.

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