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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox feedWriter Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020914
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020914
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3836   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 24 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.17
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 feed that, when previewed by the target user, will execute arbitrary scripting code on the target system with chrome level privileges.

The flaw resides in the feedWriter function.

moz_bug_r_a4 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a feed that, when previewed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.17).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-39.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-39.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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