Arbitrary code execution from Firefox sidebar panel II

Bug #16232 reported by Tres Seaver on 2005-04-19
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Thom May

Bug Description

Sites can use the _search target to open links in the Firefox sidebar. Two
missing security checks allow malicious scripts to first open a privileged page
(such as about:config) and then inject script using a javascript: url. This
could be used to install malicious code or steal data without user interaction.

Fixed in: Firefox 1.0.3 / Mozilla Suite 1.7.7

Workaround: Disable Javascript



Uphaar Agrawalla (uphaar) wrote :

This vulnerability is fixed in Ubuntu's Firefox 1.0.2-0ubuntu5.1

Closing as Fixed.

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