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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox LiveConnect May Use Freed JavaScript Objects and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017413
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017413
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6502   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 20 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5 - 1.5.0.8, 2.0
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 cause the LiveConnect code to attempt to reuse a previously freed object and crash or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Steven Michaud 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 (1.5.0.9 and 2.0.0.1).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-71.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-71.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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