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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021418
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021418
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512   (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:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create HTML with a specially crafted XBL binding that is bound to an unloaded document. When the HTML is loaded by the target user, arbitrary JavaScript will be executed within the context of an arbitrary web site [CVE-2008-5511].

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke XPCNativeWrappers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges [CVE-2008-5512].

SeaMonkey and Thunderbird are also affected.

moz_bug_r_a4 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary scripting code 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/mfsa2008-68.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-68.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 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code
Mozilla has issued a fix for SeaMonkey.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
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 Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Dec 30 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code
Mozilla has released a fix for Thunderbird.
Jan 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 15 2009 (Sun Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code
Sun has issued a fix for Thunderbird for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 16 Dec 2008 23:27:26 -0500
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-68.html


CVE-2008-5511

CVE-2008-5512
 
 


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