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Firefox .url Shortcut File Information Disclosure

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Release Date:  2008-10-14    Last Update:  2008-11-13    Views:  10,166

Secunia Advisory SA32192

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing .url shortcuts in HTML elements. This can be exploited to disclose potentially sensitive information from the cache.

Successful exploitation requires that a user is e.g. tricked into opening an HTML page from a local directory or a RAR archive containing .url files.

The vulnerability is reported in version 3.0.3. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 3.0.4.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Liu Die Yu

Original Advisory:
Mozilla:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-47.html

Liu Die Yu:
http://liudieyu0.blog124.fc2.com/blog-entry-6.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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