CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2014-5333

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Published: Aug 19, 2014 | Modified: Sep 08, 2017
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
RedHat/V2
6.8 CRITICAL
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.241 and 14.x before 14.0.0.176 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.400 on Linux, Adobe AIR before 14.0.0.178 on Windows and OS X and before 14.0.0.179 on Android, Adobe AIR SDK before 14.0.0.178, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before 14.0.0.178 do not properly restrict the SWF file format, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks against JSONP endpoints, and obtain sensitive information, via a crafted OBJECT element with SWF content satisfying the character-set requirements of a callback API, in conjunction with a manipulation involving a ‘$’ (dollar sign) or ‘(’ (open parenthesis) character. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-4671.

Weakness

The web application does not, or can not, sufficiently verify whether a well-formed, valid, consistent request was intentionally provided by the user who submitted the request.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Supplementary for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 RedHat flash-plugin-0:11.2.202.400-1.el5 *
Supplementary for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 RedHat flash-plugin-0:11.2.202.400-1.el6 *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu lucid *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu precise *
Adobe-flashplugin Ubuntu trusty *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu devel *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu lucid *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu precise *
Flashplugin-nonfree Ubuntu trusty *

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a vetted library or framework that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.
  • For example, use anti-CSRF packages such as the OWASP CSRFGuard. [REF-330]
  • Another example is the ESAPI Session Management control, which includes a component for CSRF. [REF-45]
  • Use the “double-submitted cookie” method as described by Felten and Zeller:
  • When a user visits a site, the site should generate a pseudorandom value and set it as a cookie on the user’s machine. The site should require every form submission to include this value as a form value and also as a cookie value. When a POST request is sent to the site, the request should only be considered valid if the form value and the cookie value are the same.
  • Because of the same-origin policy, an attacker cannot read or modify the value stored in the cookie. To successfully submit a form on behalf of the user, the attacker would have to correctly guess the pseudorandom value. If the pseudorandom value is cryptographically strong, this will be prohibitively difficult.
  • This technique requires Javascript, so it may not work for browsers that have Javascript disabled. [REF-331]

References