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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Chrome XBL Method Permits Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021664
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021664
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0354   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 4 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.5 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can conduct cross-domain scripting attacks.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by a target user, invokes a chrome XBL method in conjunction with the window.eval method to cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will run in the security context of an arbitrary site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Firefox version 2.x is not affected.

moz_bug_r_a4 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with an arbitrary site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-02.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-02.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.
Feb 4 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Chrome XBL Method Permits Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 3 Feb 2009 21:28:50 -0500
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-02.html


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