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Mozilla Firefox XPCNativeWraper Modification Via Script Object Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018836
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5338   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 19 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to
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 trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user. HTML that that invokes the Script object can modify XPCNativeWrappers so that, when the target user subsequently executes a chrome function, arbitrary Javascript can be executed.

This vulnerability is similar to MFSA 2007-25 (CVE-2007-3738; Alert ID 1018414).

moz_bug_r_a4 reproted 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 (

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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