Mozilla Firefox 0.9 XPInstall Dialogbox unknown vulnerability

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox 0.9 (Web Browser). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is some unknown functionality of the component XPInstall Dialogbox Handler. This is going to have an impact on integrity.

The bug was discovered 07/05/2004. The weakness was shared 07/05/2004 by Jesse Ruderman as Bug 162020 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2004-0762 since 08/02/2004. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available.

After even before and not, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 696 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 19068 (FreeBSD : mozilla -- users may be lured into bypassing security dialogs (a7e0d783-131b-11d9-bc4a-000c41e2cdad)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 115047 (Sun Solaris Mozilla Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published 4 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (16623) and Tenable (19068). Further details are available at The entries 759, 773, 774 and 775 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 2.8

VulDB Base Score: 3.1
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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 19068
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : mozilla -- users may be lured into bypassing security dialogs (a7e0d783-131b-11d9-bc4a-000c41e2cdad)
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OpenVAS ID: 53919
OpenVAS Name: Slackware Advisory SSA:2004-223-01 Mozilla
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Advisory: Bug 162020
Researcher: Jesse Ruderman
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2004-0762 (🔍)

X-Force: 16623 - Mozilla XPInstall/Security dialog box code execution, Medium Risk
SecurityFocus: 10661 - Multiple Vendor Internet Browser User Action Prediction/Interception Weakness
Secunia: 11999 - Mozilla XPInstall Dialog Box Security Issue, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 7466 - Mozilla XPInstall Dialog Box Arbitrary Command Execution

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Created: 07/06/2004 11:09 AM
Updated: 06/28/2019 08:47 PM
Changes: 07/06/2004 11:09 AM (97), 06/28/2019 08:47 PM (1)
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