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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Browser Vendors:
Mozilla Browser XPInstall Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013742
SecurityTracker URL:
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 the Mozilla browser in the XPInstall engine installer. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code.

The InstallTrigger object and other XPInstall-related javascript objects do not properly validate certain calling data. A remote user can create HTML that supplies specially crafted objects to cause the javascript interpreter to potentially execute arbitrary code.

Georgi Guninski reported this vulnerability.

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

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

Message History:   None.

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