Mozilla Firefox up to 13.0 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox (Web Browser). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 07/17/2012 by Mario Gomes and Soroush Dalili (moz_bug_r_a4) as MFSA 2012-44 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at The public release has been coordinated with Mozilla. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2012-1965 since 03/30/2012. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are unknown but a private exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59998 (CentOS 5 / 6 : firefox (CESA-2012:1088)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120366 (Red Hat Update for Xulrunner Firefox (RHSA-2012:1088)).

Upgrading to version 14 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (59998). Similar entries are available at 5668, 5669, 5670 and 5671.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
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Access: Private
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 59998
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 / 6 : firefox (CESA-2012:1088)
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OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: firefox
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Advisory: MFSA 2012-44
Researcher: Mario Gomes/Soroush Dalili (moz_bug_r_a4)
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CVE: CVE-2012-1965 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1027258 - Mozilla Seamonkey Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Spoof Web Sites, Obtain Information, and Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Vulnerability Center: 35590 - Mozilla Firefox 4.0-13.0 and ESR 10.0-10.0.5 XSS Vulnerability via a feed:javascript: URL., Medium
SecurityFocus: 54579 - Mozilla Firefox CVE-2012-1965 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
Secunia: 49965 - Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 84012

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Created: 07/26/2012 05:01 PM
Updated: 03/26/2021 11:00 AM
Changes: 07/26/2012 05:01 PM (81), 01/31/2018 09:53 AM (11), 03/26/2021 11:00 AM (2)
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