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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox E4X Namespace May Let Remote Users Inject XML Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021192
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021192
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5024   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.18, 3.x prior to 3.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can inject XML code.

The namespace value in an E4X document is not properly escaped. A remote user can create a specially crafted value to potentially inject arbitrary XML code.

Chris Evans reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can inject XML code.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixes (2.0.0.18, 3.0.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-58.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-58.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation 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 13 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox E4X Namespace May Let Remote Users Inject XML Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Nov 13 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox E4X Namespace May Let Remote Users Inject XML Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla SeaMonkey.
Nov 13 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox E4X Namespace May Let Remote Users Inject XML Code
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Nov 20 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox E4X Namespace May Let Remote Users Inject XML Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for Thunderbird.
Nov 20 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox E4X Namespace May Let Remote Users Inject XML Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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