FreeBSD : firefox -- arbitrary code execution in sidebar panel (1f2fdcff-ae60-11d9-a788-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

A Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory reports :

Sites can use the _search target to open links in the Firefox sidebar.
Two missing security checks allow malicious scripts to first open a
privileged page (such as about:config) and then inject script using a
javascript : url. This could be used to install malicious code or
steal data without user interaction.

Workaround: Disable JavaScript

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-39.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?3bed81ee

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18862 (freebsd_pkg_1f2fdcffae6011d9a7880001020eed82.nasl)

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