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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:
Mozilla Firefox GeckoActiveXObject Discloses Installed COM Objects to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023346
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3987   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 16 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0 prior to 3.0.16, 3.5 prior to 3.5.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can determine the COM objects installed on the target user's system.

The GeckoActiveXObject exception messages differ based on whether or not the requested COM object's ProgID is present in the target user's system registry. A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will determine the installed COM objects.

Gregory Fleischer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can determine the COM objects installed on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.16, 3.5.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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