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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Location Bar Can Be Spoofed Using Specially Crafted Control Characters
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021799
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021799
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0777   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 5 2009
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.0.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can spoof the location bar URL.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URL containing certain invisible control characters that, when loaded by the target user, will spoof the URL in the location bar.

Mozilla SeaMonkey is affected.

Masahiro Yamada reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof the location bar URL.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.7).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-11.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-11.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Location Bar Can Be Spoofed Using Specially Crafted Control Characters
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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