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Mozilla products allow execution of arbitrary JavaScript

Vulnerability Note VU#714496

Original Release Date: 2006-11-08 | Last Revised: 2006-12-21

Overview

Multiple Mozilla products allow running JavaScript to be recompiled while executing. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary JavaScript bytecode.

Description

According to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-67:

...it was possible to modify a Script object while it was executing, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary JavaScript bytecode.
This vulnerability requires JavaScript to be enabled. JavaScript is enabled by default in the Firefox web browser, but not in the Mozilla Thunderbird email client.

Note that this issue affects Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey. For more information refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-67.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary JavaScript bytecode.

Solution

Apply an update
According to the Mozilla Foundation Security Update 2006-67, this vulnerability is addressed in Firefox 1.5.0.8, Thunderbird 1.5.0.8, and SeaMonkey 1.0.6.

Disable JavaScript


For instructions on how to disable JavaScript in Firefox, please refer to the Firefox section of the Securing Your Web Browser document.

Vendor Information

714496
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla

Updated:  November 08, 2006

Status

  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

Refer to http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-67.html.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-67 . Mozilla credits shutdown for providing information concerning this issue.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5463
Severity Metric: 14.04
Date Public: 2006-11-08
Date First Published: 2006-11-08
Date Last Updated: 2006-12-21 18:50 UTC
Document Revision: 24

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