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MFSA2009-71: Firefox GeckoActiveXObj COM-Object Enumeration Vulnerability

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MFSA2009-71: Firefox GeckoActiveXObj COM-Object Enumeration Vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
12/17/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/17/2009
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The exception messages generated by Mozilla's GeckoActiveXObject differ based on whether or not the requested COM object's ProgID is present in the system registry. A malicious site could use this vulnerability to enumerate a list of COM objects installed on a user's system and create a profile to track the user across browsing sessions.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_5_6
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_0_16

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