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Mozilla may allow violation of cross-domain scripting policies via dragging

Vulnerability Note VU#651928

Original Release Date: 2004-09-17 | Last Revised: 2004-09-17

Overview

A vulnerability affecting Mozilla web browsers may allow violation of cross-domain scripting policies and possibly execute code originating from a remote source.

Description

Mozilla web browsers allow the dragging of links and objects from one window to another. Should the object copied be javascript, then it may execute in the context of a script originating from a local source rather than a remote location. According to Mozilla's bug report:

"The user could be convinced to drag obscurred links in the context of a game or even a fake scrollbar. If the user could be convinced to drag two links in sequence into a separate window (not frame) the attacker would be able to run arbitrary programs."

Impact

This vulnerability could be used to exploit cross-domain scripting policies and possibly execute code originating from a remote source.

Solution

This vulnerability is resolved in Firefox Preview Release, Mozilla 1.7.3, and Thunderbird 0.8.

Vendor Information

651928
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla

Updated:  September 17, 2004

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

This vulnerability is resolved in Firefox Preview Release, Mozilla 1.7.3, and Thunderbird 0.8.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jesse Ruderman for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 25.31
Date Public: 2004-09-14
Date First Published: 2004-09-17
Date Last Updated: 2004-09-17 18:10 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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