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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Secure Web Browser Vendors:   HPE
(HP Issues Fix for Secure Web Browser for OpenVMS) Mozilla Suite Wrapped 'javascript:' URLs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014325
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1531   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 29 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.7-7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Mozilla web browser suite in the processing of 'javascript:' URLs. A remote user can bypass certain security checks. Secure Web Browser for OpenVMS is affected.

A remote user can create a specially crafted 'view-source:' protocol URL or 'jar:' protocol URL that includes a 'javascript:' URL that, when loaded by the target user, will execute scripting code with privileges. Arbitrary code can be executed.

No further details were provided.

The vendor credits Michael Krax, Georgi Guninski, and L. David Baron with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's computer.
Solution:   HP has issued a fixed version of the Secure Web Browser (V1.7-8) for OpenVMS Alpha, available at:

The filename is:

CSWB-OPENVMS-ALPHA-V178.SFX_AXPEXE (self-extracting PCSI kit).

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  OpenVMS

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 12 2005 Mozilla Suite Wrapped 'javascript:' URLs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

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