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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox RSA Signatures Can Be Forged
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017182
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017182
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5462   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 8 2006
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.0.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user may be able to forge certain digital signatures.

If an RSA key with exponent 3 is used, a remote user may be able to forge a PKCS #1 v1.5 signature for that key.

Firefox 1.5.0.7 was incompletely patched against this vulnerability and is vulnerable to a variant of this attack.

Ulrich Kuehn reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to forge signatures (and certificates).
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.5.0.8).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-66.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-66.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 8 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox RSA Signatures Can Be Forged   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 7 Nov 2006 20:44:57 -0500
Subject:  Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey vulnerabilities


http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-66.html

CVE-2006-5462
 
 


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