A vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox may allow a remote attacker to install malicious code on or read protected information from a vulnerable system.
The Firefox web browser features the ability to open a hyperlink in the "search" web panel. Firefox fails to perform adequate security checks on links opened in the web panel. According to the Mozilla advisory on this issue:
A remote attacker may be able to install malicious code on or read protected information from a vulnerable system.
Thanks to the Mozilla Foundation for reporting this vulnerability. The Mozilla Foundation, in turn, credits Kohei Yoshino with reporting this issue to them.
This document was written by Chad Dougherty and Will Dormann based on information provided by the Mozilla Foundation.
|Date First Published:||2005-04-20|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-12-22 19:47 UTC|