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CVE-2006-6585 Detail

Current Description

The Extensions manager in Mozilla Firefox 2.0 does not properly populate the list of local extensions, which allows attackers to construct an extension that hides itself by finding its name in the list and then calling RemoveElement, as demonstrated by the FFsniFF extension. NOTE: it was later reported that 3.0 is also affected.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/15/2006      View Analysis Description

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source SREASON 2046 Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20061210 Firefox 2.0 security bug: Extensions can hide themself External Source BUGTRAQ 20080623 Firefox 3.0 security bug: Extensions can STILL hide themselves

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