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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Browser Vendors:
Mozilla Suite Drag and Drop Error Lets Remote Users Open Privileged XUL
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013522
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0401   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 23 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.7.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Mozilla Suite in the processing of drag and drop operations. A remote user can open privileged XUL code with some user interaction.

A remote user can create a specially crafted web page with an object that, if dragged by the target user, can bypass XUL access controls and open privileged XUL.

It may be possible to execute arbitrary code, depending on the browser and browser extensions.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

Michael Krax discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause privileged XUL code to be executed (with some user interaction). This may allow arbitrary code execution, depending on the available browser extensions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.7.6), available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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