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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Netscape Vendors:   Netscape
(Netscape Issues Fix) Firefox Lets Remote Users Invoke eval and Script Objects With Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014020
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014020
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 21 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Firefox web browser. A remote user can cause scripting code to be executed with elevated privileges. The Netscape browser is affected.

A remote user can create HTML that can cause privileged code to invoke eval() or Script() objects with user-supplied data. Scripts in the HTML can override properties and methods of non-DOM nodes.

No further details were provided.

The vendor credits moz_bug_r_a4 with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary scripting code with elevated privileges.
Solution:   Netscape has issued a fixed version (8.0.1), available at:

http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/download/default.jsp

Vendor URL:  browser.netscape.com/ns8/product/default.jsp (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 12 2005 Firefox Lets Remote Users Invoke eval and Script Objects With Elevated Privileges



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