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Mozilla Firefox Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-06-24    Last Update:  2010-07-21    Views:  8,491

Secunia Advisory SA40283

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Spoofing

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Michal Zalewski has discovered a vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to the address bar of a newly opened window displaying the URL of the requested location before the page is loaded. This can be exploited to display arbitrary content in the blank document while showing the URL of a trusted web site in the address bar, e.g. by calling "window.stop()" to abort loading the new page.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 3.6.4. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 3.5.11 and 3.6.7.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Michal Zalewski

Original Advisory:
Michal Zalewski:
http://lcamtuf.blogspot.com/2010/06/yeah-about-that-address-bar-thing.html

Mozilla:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-45.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Subject: Mozilla Firefox Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability

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tom_1st RE: Mozilla Firefox Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability
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Last edited on 21st Jul, 2010 13:49
This one is fixed in Firefox 3.6.7
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilit...
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa...
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ryan1414 RE: Mozilla Firefox Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability
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does this apply to firefox in linux too?
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