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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Event Handler Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018409
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018409
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3737   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 18 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0 - 2.0.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

An HTML element outside of a document can invoke an event handler to execute arbitrary code with chrome privileges. A remote user can exploit this by creating a specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Mozilla credits moz_bug_r_a4 with reporting 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 fix (2.0.0.5).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-21.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-21.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.
Jul 19 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Event Handler Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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