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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Feed Preview Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021422
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021422
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5504   (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
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can execute arbitrary scripting code on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser with chrome privileges.

moz_bug_r_a4 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary scripting code on the target user's system with chrome privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.0.19).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-62.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-62.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 for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Feed Preview Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



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