Mozilla

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2008-03

Privilege escalation, XSS, Remote Code Execution

Announced
February 7, 2008
Reporter
moz_bug_r_a4, Boris Zbarsky
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
Fixed in
  • Firefox 2.0.0.12
  • SeaMonkey 1.1.8
  • Thunderbird 2.0.0.12

Description

Mozilla contributors moz_bug_r_a4 and Boris Zbarsky submitted a series of vulnerabilities which allow scripts from page content to escape from its sandboxed context and/or run with chrome privileges. An additional vulnerability reported by moz_bug_r_a4 demonstrated that the XMLDocument.load() function can be used to inject script into another site, violating the browser's same-origin policy.

Workaround

Disable JavaScript until a version containing these fixes can be installed.

References