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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-25

Privilege escalation through Print Preview

Announced
April 13, 2006
Reporter
Georgi Guninski
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, Mozilla Suite, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
Fixed in
  • Firefox 1.0.8
  • Firefox 1.5.0.2
  • Mozilla Suite 1.7.13
  • SeaMonkey 1.0.1
  • Thunderbird 1.0.8
  • Thunderbird 1.5.0.2

Description

Georgi Guninski reported two variants of using scripts in an XBL control to gain chrome privileges when the page is viewed under "Print Preview".

This vulnerability exists even if web-content JavaScript is turned off.

Workaround

Do not use Print Preview until you upgrade to a fixed version.

References

Exploit code and details embargoed during the active update period.