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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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.
|Date First Published:||2006-06-02|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-02-09 14:34 UTC|