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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Tamper with Security Dialogs
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019339
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019339
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0591   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 8 2008
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.12
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause security dialogs to be subverted.

A remote user can cause timer-enabled security dialogs to be subverted by using JavaScript to change the window focus. This may cause the target user to confirm the wrong dialog.

Michal Zalewski reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target user to click on the wrong security dialog.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.12).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-08.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-08.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, 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.
Feb 8 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Tamper with Security Dialogs
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird.
Feb 8 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Tamper with Security Dialogs
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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