Mozilla Firefox up to 9.0 Sub-Frame Cross-Domain Name Attribute access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Mozilla Firefox up to 9.0 (Web Browser) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the component Sub-Frame Cross-Domain Name Attribute Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was shared 01/31/2012 by Alex as MFSA2012-03 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2012-0445 since 01/09/2012. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but a private exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 57785 (FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (0a9e2b72-4cb7-11e1-9146-14dae9ebcf89)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120400 (Solaris Multiple Vulnerabilities in Thunderbird).

Upgrading to version 10.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (72835) and Tenable (57785). The entries 2829, 4592, 4588 and 4589 are related to this item.







CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7

VulDB Base Score: 5.4
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Private
Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 57785
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (0a9e2b72-4cb7-11e1-9146-14dae9ebcf89)
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OpenVAS ID: 70738
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: firefox
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Advisory: MFSA2012-03
Researcher: Alex
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-0445 (🔍)

X-Force: 72835 - Multiple Mozilla products iframe element security bypass, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1026605 - Mozilla Firefox Multiple Flaws Permit Remote Code Execution, Information Disclosure, and Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Vulnerability Center: 34378 - Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey Remote Cross Domain Security Bypass, Medium
SecurityFocus: 51765
Secunia: 47751 - Pale Moon Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 78735

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Created: 02/21/2012 01:00 AM
Updated: 03/20/2021 04:44 PM
Changes: 02/21/2012 01:00 AM (80), 01/31/2018 09:52 AM (8), 03/20/2021 04:41 PM (3), 03/20/2021 04:44 PM (1)
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