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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2008-58

Title: Parsing error in E4X default namespace
Impact: Low
Announced: November 12, 2008
Reporter: Chris Evans
Products: Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey

Fixed in: Firefox 3.0.4
  Firefox 2.0.0.18
  Thunderbird 2.0.0.18
  SeaMonkey 1.1.13

Description

Security researcher Chris Evans reported an error in the method used to parse the default namespace in an E4X document. The error was caused by quote characters in the namespace not being properly escaped. The severity of this issue was determined to be low.

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