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Firefox Password Manager Information Disclosure

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Release Date:  2006-11-22    Last Update:  2007-03-05    Views:  69,489

Secunia Advisory SA23046

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct phishing attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to the Password Manager not properly checking the URL before automatically filling in saved user credentials into forms. This may be exploited to steal user credentials via malicious forms in the same domain.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.0.0, 2.0.0.2 and 1.5.0.10. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Disable the Password Manager in the preferences.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Robert Chapin and RSnake

Original Advisory:
http://www.info-svc.com/news/11-21-2006/

http://ha.ckers.org/blog/20060821/stealing-user-information-via-automatic-form-filling/
http://sla.ckers.org/forum/read.php?2,131

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