A vulnerability in the way Mozilla products and derivative programs handle certain XBL methods could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The Mozilla browser and derived products include support for the Extensible Bindings Language (XBL), a markup language that defines special new elements, or "bindings" for Mozilla's XML-based User interface Language (XUL) widgets and HTML elements. A vulnerability has been discovered in the way that Mozilla and derived products handle some methods of XBL bindings. Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-14 states the following:
A remote attacker may be able to run code of their choosing on an affected system. The attacker-supplied code would be executed with the permissions of the user running the vulnerable program.
Thanks to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Chad Dougherty based on information supplied by the Mozilla Foundation.
|Date First Published:||2006-04-17|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-04-17 15:17 UTC|