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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:
Mozilla Firefox XUL Popups Let Remote Users Spoof Portions of the Browser Chrome
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018155
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2871   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 31 2007
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5 prior to, 2.0 prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can conduct spoofing attacks.

A remote user can create a specially crafted XUL popup that can appear outside of the content area boundaries. This can be exploited to spoof portions of the browser chrome.

Chris Thomas reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof portions of the browser chrome.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (,

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (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.
May 31 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox XUL Popups Let Remote Users Spoof Portions of the Browser Chrome   (
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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