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CVE-2022-45411

Published: 16 November 2022

Cross-Site Tracing occurs when a server will echo a request back via the Trace method, allowing an XSS attack to access to authorization headers and cookies inaccessible to JavaScript (such as cookies protected by HTTPOnly). To mitigate this attack, browsers placed limits on <code>fetch()</code> and XMLHttpRequest; however some webservers have implemented non-standard headers such as <code>X-Http-Method-Override</code> that override the HTTP method, and made this attack possible again. Thunderbird has applied the same mitigations to the use of this and similar headers. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 102.5, Thunderbird < 102.5, and Firefox < 107.

Notes

AuthorNote
tyhicks
mozjs contains a copy of the SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine
mdeslaur
starting with Ubuntu 22.04, the firefox package is just a script
that installs the Firefox snap

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

6.1

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
firefox
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(107.0+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1)
focal Not vulnerable

jammy Not vulnerable

kinetic Not vulnerable

trusty Ignored
(out of standard support)
upstream
Released (107.0-1)
xenial Needs triage

mozjs38
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

focal Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

mozjs52
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

focal Needs triage

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

mozjs68
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Needs triage

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

mozjs78
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Does not exist

jammy Needs triage

kinetic Needs triage

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

mozjs91
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Does not exist

jammy Needs triage

kinetic Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

thunderbird
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needed

focal Needed

jammy Needed

kinetic Needed

trusty Ignored
(out of standard support)
upstream
Released (1:102.5.0-1)
xenial Needed

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 6.1
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity impact Low
Availability impact None
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N