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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox SessionStore Flaw Permits Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021421
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021421
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5513   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.x prior to 2.0.0.19; 3.x prior to 3.0.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can conduct cross-domain scripting attacks.

The session restore feature does not properly store data. A remote user can cause content to be injected into an incorrect document storage location. When the SessionStore data is being restored, arbitrary scripting code may be executed on the target user's system in the context of another domain.

This can be exploited to execute arbitrary scripting code with chrome privileges.

moz_bug_r_a4 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary scripting code with chrome privileges or in the context of another domain.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.0.19, 3.0.5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-69.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-69.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, 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.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox SessionStore Flaw Permits Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox SessionStore Flaw Permits Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Jan 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox SessionStore Flaw Permits Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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