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Vulnerability Details : 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.
Publish Date : 2012-11-21 Last Update Date : 2020-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain InformationCSRF
CWE ID 352

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Mozilla Firefox before 17.0, Thunderbird before 17.0, and SeaMonkey before 2.14 assign the system principal, rather than... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16965 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-4205

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 11.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mozilla Firefox * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mozilla Seamonkey * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mozilla Thunderbird * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Opensuse Opensuse 12.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Opensuse Opensuse 12.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Mozilla Firefox 1
Mozilla Seamonkey 1
Mozilla Thunderbird 1
Opensuse Opensuse 3
Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 2
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 3
Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 2

- References For CVE-2012-4205

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-01/msg00022.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0175
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1636-1
UBUNTU USN-1636-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/56621
BID 56621 Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey CVE-2012-4205 Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability Release Date:2014-09-16
http://secunia.com/advisories/51434
SECUNIA 51434
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-11/msg00021.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1592
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1638-3
UBUNTU USN-1638-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1638-2
UBUNTU USN-1638-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1638-1
UBUNTU USN-1638-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-11/msg00092.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1585
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-11/msg00090.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1583
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-11/msg00093.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1586
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-97.html CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=779821 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/51381
SECUNIA 51381
http://secunia.com/advisories/51369
SECUNIA 51369
http://secunia.com/advisories/51440
SECUNIA 51440
http://secunia.com/advisories/51439
SECUNIA 51439
http://secunia.com/advisories/51370
SECUNIA 51370
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/80175
XF firefox-xmlhttprequest-sec-bypass(80175)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A16965
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16965

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4205

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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