Secunia Research: Multiple Browsers Window Injection Vulnerability

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                     Secunia Research 08/12/2004

        - Multiple Browsers Window Injection Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Description of Vulnerability.........................................3
Solution.............................................................4
Time Table...........................................................5
Credits..............................................................6
References...........................................................7
About Secunia........................................................8
Verification.........................................................9

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1) Affected Software

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla 1.7.3
Mozilla Firefox 1.0
Opera 7.54
Safari 1.2.4
Konqueror 3.2.2-6

Prior versions of all above software may also be vulnerable.

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2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: Spoofing
Where:  From remote

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3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has reported a vulnerability in multiple browsers,
which can be exploited by malicious people to spoof the content of
websites.

The problem is that a website can inject content into another site's
window if the target name of the window is known. This can e.g. be
exploited by a malicious website to spoof the content of a pop-up
window opened on a trusted website.

This is related to:
SA11978
SA11966

Secunia has constructed a test, which can be used to check if your
browser is affected by this issue:
http://secunia.com/multiple_browsers_window_injection_vulnerability_test/

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4) Solution

Do not browse untrusted sites while browsing trusted sites.

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5) Time Table

19/11/2004 - Vulnerability reported to Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera
             Apple, KDE, and CERT/CC.
20/11/2004 - Two vendors acknowledged receiving the information.
22/11/2004 - Further information requested by one vendor.
08/12/2004 - No further response received from any vendor.
             Public disclosure.

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6) Credits

Reported by Secunia Research.

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7) References

Secunia Advisories:
http://secunia.com/advisories/11978/
http://secunia.com/advisories/11966/

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8) About Secunia 

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http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

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9) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia web site:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2004-13/advisory/

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