cross-site scripting through window.controllers

2006-04-13T00:00:00
ID MFSA2006-17
Type mozilla
Reporter Mozilla Foundation
Modified 2006-04-13T00:00:00

Description

shutdown demonstrated how to use the window.controllers array to bypass same-origin protections, allowing a malicious site to inject script into content from another site. This could allow the malicious page to steal information such as cookies or passwords from the other site, or perform transactions on the user's behalf if the user were already logged in. Thunderbird shares the JavaScript engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.