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Mozilla XPInstall Dialog Box Security Issue

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Release Date:  2004-07-05    Last Update:  2004-08-03    Views:  36,116

Secunia Advisory SA11999

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Jesse Ruderman has reported a security issue in Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox, allowing malicious websites to trick users into accepting security dialog boxes.

The problem is that it may be possible to trick users into typing or clicking on a XPInstall / Security dialog box, using various interactive events, without the user noticing the dialog box.

Successful exploitation may allow a malicious website to perform tasks that require user interaction.


Solution:
This has been fixed in Mozilla 1.7 and Mozilla Firefox 0.9.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Jesse Ruderman

Original Advisory:
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162020

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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