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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:
Firefox Link in Embedded Table Lets Remote Users Spoof the Status Bar Contents
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013423
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 14 2005
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0.1
Description:   A spoofing vulnerability was reported in Firefox. A remote user can create HTML that, in certain cases, will spoof the status bar.

A remote user can create HTML with an A HREF link in a table, where the table is embedded within an A HREF tag. If the target user selects to save the spoofed link using the "Save Link As" feature, arbitrary content will be saved to the target user's system.

A demonstration exploit is provided:

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<a href="about:mozilla">download :
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bitlance winter reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof the status bar contents.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] Firefox 1.01 : spoofing status bar without using


It is a sample of 'Firefox 1.01 : spoofing status bar without using 
It is a known issue in my country.

[h1>Firefox 1.01 : spoofing status bar without using JavaScript[/h1>
[p>Save the New Features about Firefox 1.02 ( PDF 20K )[/p>
[p>Right Click and Save Link as ...[p>

[a href="">
[a href="about:mozilla">download :
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bitlance winter


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