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.
The notifications are created in a privileged context, which can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code. Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey are reported to be vulnerable.
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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Refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-43 for fixed versions of Mozilla products.
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Updated: June 02, 2006
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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.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-2777
Severity Metric: | 18.36
Date Public: | 2006-06-01
Date First Published: | 2006-06-02
Date Last Updated: | 2007-02-09 14:34 UTC
Document Revision: | 17