Vulnerability Note VU#237257
Mozilla privilege escalation using addSelectionListener
A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Mozilla addSelectionListener method. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Web content can add a SelectionListener to the Selection object by using addSelectionListener method of the nsISelectionPrivate interface. This listener would be called when the user performs a "find" or "select all" command.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page, an HTML email message, or an HTML email attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Mozilla, Inc.||Affected||-||02 Jun 2006|
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Thanks to the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory for reporting this vulnerability, who in turn credit moz_bug_r_a4.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-2777
- Date Public: 01 Jun 2006
- Date First Published: 02 Jun 2006
- Date Last Updated: 09 Feb 2007
- Severity Metric: 18.36
- Document Revision: 17
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