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mozilla -- code execution through javascript: favicons


A Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory reports:

Firefox and the Mozilla Suite support custom "favicons" through the <LINK rel="icon"> tag. If a link tag is added to the page programmatically and a javascript: url is used, then script will run with elevated privileges and could run or install malicious software.

Workaround: Disable Javascript



portaudit: mozilla -- code execution through javascript: favicons

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Oliver Eikemeier <>