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MFSA2009-04 Firefox: Chrome privilege escalation via local .desktop files (CVE-2009-0356)

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MFSA2009-04 Firefox: Chrome privilege escalation via local .desktop files (CVE-2009-0356)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/04/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Mozilla Firefox before 3.0.6 and SeaMonkey do not block links to the (1) about:plugins and (2) about:config URIs from .desktop files, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and execute arbitrary code with chrome privileges via vectors involving the URL field in a Desktop Entry section of a .desktop file, related to representation of about: URIs as jar:file:// URIs. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4582.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_0_6

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