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MFSA2008-51 Firefox: file: URIs inherit chrome privileges when opened from chrome (CVE-2008-5015)

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MFSA2008-51 Firefox: file: URIs inherit chrome privileges when opened from chrome (CVE-2008-5015)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/13/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4 assigns chrome privileges to a file: URI when it is accessed in the same tab from a chrome or privileged about: page, which makes it easier for user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via malicious code in a file that has already been saved on the local system.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_0_4

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