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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Executing Script Modification Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017186
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017186
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5463   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 8 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.5.0.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will modify a different script object during execution, causing arbitrary JavaScript bytecode to be executed on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the script object.

shutdown reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.5.0.8).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-67.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-67.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 8 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Executing Script Modification Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Jul 25 2007 (Sun Issues Advisory) Mozilla Firefox Executing Script Modification Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued an advisory for Solaris 8, 9, and 10.



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