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Mozilla Firefox Referer Header Spoofing Bug Permits Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018995
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018995
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5960   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 27 2007
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

A remote user can exploit a race condition when setting the 'window.location' property to spoof the HTTP Referer header value. This allows the remote user to potentially cause scripting code to be executed in a window (or a frame), where the Referer value is set to the URI of the window instead of the calling page.

This can be used to bypass a web site's Referer checks.

Gregory Fleischer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass a web site's HTTP Referer checks in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.10).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-39.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-39.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State 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 27 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Referer Header Spoofing Bug Permits Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Nov 27 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Seamonkey) Mozilla Firefox Referer Header Spoofing Bug Permits Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Seamonkey on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Dec 19 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Referer Header Spoofing Bug Permits Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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