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The New Tab page in Mozilla Firefox before 17.0 uses a privileged context for execution of JavaScript code by bookmarklets which allows user-assisted remote attackers to run arbitrary programs by leveraging a javascript

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16503

The New Tab page in Mozilla Firefox before 17.0 uses a privileged context for execution of JavaScript code by bookmarklets which allows user-assisted remote attackers to run arbitrary programs by leveraging a javascript: URL in a bookmark.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2012-4203
Product(s):
  • Mozilla Firefox