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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox XUL Elements Let Remote Users Store Cookie-Like Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021428
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021428
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5505   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2008
Impact:   Modification of user information
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 store information on the target user's system.

A remote user can use the persist attribute in XUL elements to store cookie-like information on the target user's system.

Hish reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can store information on the target user's system.
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/mfsa2008-63.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-63.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control 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 XUL Elements Let Remote Users Store Cookie-Like Information
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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