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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Seamonkey Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Seamonkey 'about:blank' Privilege Escalation Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018480
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018480
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3844   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 31 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.1.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Seamonkey. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

Addons that create 'about:blank' windows and populate the windows in a certain way can be exploited by remote users. A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability was introduced by the fix for MFSA 2007-20.

moz_bug_r_a4 discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor plans to issue a fixed version (1.1.4).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-26.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-26.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 30 Jul 2007 22:51:49 -0400
Subject:  Mozilla Seamonkey


http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-26.html

CVE-2007-3844

 
 


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