Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2010-79

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-12-10T00:00:00


Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2010-79

Title: Java security bypass from LiveConnect loaded via data: URL meta refresh Impact: Critical Announced: December 9, 2010 Reporter: Gregory Fleischer Products: Firefox, SeaMonkey

Fixed in: Firefox 3.6.13 Firefox 3.5.16 SeaMonkey 2.0.11 Description

Security researcher Gregory Fleischer reported that when a Java LiveConnect script was loaded via a data: URL which redirects via a meta refresh, then the resulting plugin object was created with the wrong security principal and thus received elevated privileges such as the abilities to read local files, launch processes, and create network connections. References

* Java LiveConnect bugs
* CVE-2010-3775