Privilege escalation through XUL persist.
- June 1, 2006
- Jonas Sicking (Mozilla)
- Firefox, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
- Fixed in
- Firefox 22.214.171.124
- SeaMonkey 1.0.2
- Thunderbird 126.96.36.199
In certain circumstances persisted XUL attributes are associated with the wrong URL. If an attacker can get a persisted string associated with an URL that will later eval or execute that attribute in a privileged context then the attacker's code will run with the full permissions of the browser.
Exploit details withheld until sufficient users upgrade to a fixed version