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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

CVE-2012-4208

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

The XrayWrapper implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 17.0, Thunderbird before 17.0, and SeaMonkey before 2.14 does not consider the compartment during property filtering, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended chrome-only restrictions on reading DOM object properties via a crafted web site.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE

CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published