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Bug 151730 - CAN-2005-0401 Drag and drop loading of privileged XUL
CAN-2005-0401 Drag and drop loading of privileged XUL
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-03-21 15:53 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-23 14:14:37 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:335 high SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: mozilla security update 2005-03-23 00:00:00 EST

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Description Josh Bressers 2005-03-21 15:53:00 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #151714 +++

A malicious page that could lure a user into dragging something (such
as a fake scrollbar) can bypass the restriction on opening privileged
XUL. The startup scripts in the XUL will run with enhanced privilege,
though the actions taken upon merely opening most XUL are benign. So
far no way to run arbitrary code supplied by the attacker has been
found, but this could be a stepping-stone to future attacks.

Disable Javascript. Upgrade to the fixed version.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-03-22 17:08:00 EST
The demo exploit for this is here
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-03-23 13:34:16 EST
Lifting embargo
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2005-03-23 14:14:37 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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