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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Standalone Application Support May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014469
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014469
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2267   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 13 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.0.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can execute arbitrary code via the browser.

A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke an application (such as Flash Player or QuickTime player) to execute scripting code that will open a URL in the target user's browser. A 'javascript:' URL will run in the context of the currently open browser window (i.e., the previous content).

The application can load a 'chrome:' URL to load a 'javascript:' URL and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

The vendor credits Michael Krax with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code via the browser.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.0.5), available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-53.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 22 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Mozilla Suite) Mozilla Firefox Standalone Application Support May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for the Mozilla Browser Suite.



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