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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox XML Stylesheet Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021939
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021939
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1169   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 28 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.7 and prior versions
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 a specially crafted XML stylesheet that, when loaded by the target user, will potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

SeaMonkey is also affected.

Guido Landi, Andre, and Michael Rooney, and Martin reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-12.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-12.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.
Mar 28 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox XML Stylesheet Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Mar 28 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox XML Stylesheet Transformation Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



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