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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Firefox Browser XPInstall Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013743
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013743
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
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 1.0.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Firefox 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 (1.0.3), available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-40.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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