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Mozilla security issue: Privilege request confusion

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Mozilla security issue: Privilege request confusion

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/01/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/06/2005
Modified
07/22/2012

Description

The system is running a vulnerable version of the Mozilla browser. Signed scripts requesting enhanced abilities could construct the request in a way that led to a confusing grant dialog, possibly fooling the user into thinking the privilege requested was inconsequential while actually obtaining explicit permission to run and install software.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-latest

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