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Firefox "-chrome" Parameter Security Issue

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Release Date:  2007-09-19    Views:  17,858

Secunia Advisory SA26881

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Mozilla has acknowledged a security issue in Firefox, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The security issue is caused due to the "-chrome" parameter allowing execution of arbitrary Javascript script code in chrome context. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands on a user's system e.g. via applications invoking Firefox with unfiltered command line arguments.

This is related to:
SA22048
SA25984

The security issue affects Firefox prior to version 2.0.0.7.


Solution:
Update to version 2.0.0.7.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Original Advisory:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-28.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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