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Re: Mozilla Security Advisory 2004-07-08
From: "Berend-Jan Wever" <skylined () edup tudelft nl>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 16:17:22 +0200

You are passing parameters. For instance, when you invoke a media player through shell:xxx.mp3, the filename xxx.mp3 is 
the parameter.

Cheers,
SkyLined
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Flynn" <flynngn () jmu edu>
To: <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 15:28
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Mozilla Security Advisory 2004-07-08


Berend-Jan Wever wrote:
The advisory mentions that combining this with a BoF can result in remote code execution, but they totally forget 
to mention that formatstring exploits, integeroverflows, XSS, SQL injection, etc... might cause the same problems 
too. I bet they just read FD and didn't think for themselves. As far as I can see, this bug allows an attacker to 
remotely abuse any vulnerability a local program might be subject to, thus making any local exploit a possible 
remote exploit.

It would seem that one would have to be able to pass
parameters to the file being called for these types of
attacks to be possible.


-- 
Gary Flynn
Security Engineer
James Madison University

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