Bug 188777 - CVE-2006-1741 Cross-site JavaScript injection using event handlers
CVE-2006-1741 Cross-site JavaScript injection using event handlers
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-04-12 22:14 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-24 11:32:13 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2006-04-12 22:14:10 EDT
Cross-site JavaScript injection using event handlers

shutdown reported a method of injecting running JavaScript code into a page
on another site using a modal alert to suspend an event handler while a new
page is being loaded. This vulnerability allows an attacker to steal any
confidential information the new page might contain, including any passwords
and cookies which might allow the attacker to log on to that site as the

shutdown also reported a variant using the two-argument form of eval() that
did  not  require  a  modal  dialog  and would be much less obtrusive.
moz_bug_r_a4 reported two variants that bypassed our initial fixes, one
using  "new  Script()",  the  other  extending the eval() attack using

Note: Thunderbird shares the JavaScript engine with Firefox and could be
vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default
setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.


Disable JavaScript until you can upgrade to a fixed version.


Original vulnerability:
Firefox 1.5 fix:
Alternate fix for Firefox 1.0.8/Mozilla Suite 1.7.13:

This issue also affects FC4
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2006-04-24 08:30:54 EDT
Lifting embargo
Comment 2 David Eisenstein 2006-06-24 11:32:13 EDT
This bug was fixed for FC4 in Fedora Update FEDORA-2006-488

This bug was fixed for FC5 in Fedora Update FEDORA-2006-487

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