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Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')


Severity High
Score 10/10


The nsDocument::SetScriptGlobalObject function in content/base/src/nsDocument.cpp in Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x before 3.5.2, when certain add-ons are enabled, does not properly handle a Link HTTP header, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via a crafted web page, related to an incorrect security wrapper.

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-94 - Code Injection

Code injection is a type of vulnerability that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability fully compromises the machine and can cause a wide variety of security issues, such as unauthorized access to sensitive information, manipulation of data, denial of service attacks etc. Code injection is different from command injection in the fact that it is limited by the functionality of the injected language (e.g. PHP), as opposed to command injection, which leverages existing code to execute commands, usually within the context of a shell.


Advisory Timeline

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