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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox May Let Remote Users Hijack User Clicks to Perform Certain Actions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020922
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020922
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3837   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 24 2008
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.17, 3.0 prior to 3.0.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user may be able to cause the target user to download a file or perform drag-and-drop actions.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will move the content while the user clicks the mouse. As a result, an item may be dragged rather than clicked. A remote user may be able to exploit this to cause the target user to download a file or perform drag-and-drop actions.

Mozilla SeaMonkey is also affected.

This vulnerability is a variant of a flaw in Internet Explorer that was previously reported by Liu Die Yu.

Paul Nickerson reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to cause the target user to download a file or perform drag-and-drop actions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.17, 3.0.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-40.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-40.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.
Sep 24 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox May Let Remote Users Hijack User Clicks to Perform Certain Actions
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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