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MFSA2009-70: Firefox Chrome window.opener Privilege Escalation

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MFSA2009-70: Firefox Chrome window.opener Privilege Escalation

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/17/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/17/2009
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

A content window opened by a chrome window retains a reference to the chrome window via the window.opener property. Using this reference, content in the new window can access functions inside the chrome window, such as eval, and use these functions to run arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_5_6
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_0_16

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