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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Chrome Privilege Escalation Exposed via Firebug XMLHttpRequestSpy Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023783
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023783
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0179, CVE-2010-3773   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 10 2010
Original Entry Date:  Mar 31 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.5.16, 3.5 prior to 3.6.13
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user on a system running Firebug, will invoke XMLHttpRequestSpy object to execute arbitrary scripting code with chrome privileges. The chrome privilege escalation vulnerability resides in Firefox but is exposed via Firebug.

moz_bug_r_a4 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user on a system running Firebug, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.19, 3.5.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-21.html

On December 9, 2010, the vendor reported that the fix can be circumvented and the new vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2010-3773. A new fix (3.5.16, 3.6.13) has been issued. The new advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-82.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-21.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 31 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Chrome Privilege Escalation Exposed via Firebug XMLHttpRequestSpy Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 31 Mar 2010 04:56:05 +0000
Subject:  Mozilla Firefox


http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-21.html

CVE-2010-0179
 
 


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