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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Browser Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Browser Icon Tag Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013738
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013738
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 16 2005
Original Entry Date:  Apr 16 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.7.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla browser in the processing icon tags. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

The browser does not properly process 'link' icon tags. A remote user can create HTML that will add a link tag with a 'javascript:' URL to the page. When this HTML is loaded, arbitrary scripting code may run with elevated privileges or arbitrary software may be installed.

The vendor credits Michael Krax with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.7.7), available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-37.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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