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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox '.url' Windows Shortcut Files May Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021190
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021190
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4582   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.18, 3.x prior to 3.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information from the target user's browser cache.

A remote user can create a specially crafted '.url' shortcut file and specially crafted HTML that, when downloaded by the target user, will be able to access potentially sensitive information from the target user's browser cache.

SeaMonkey is also affected.

Liu Die Yu of TopsecTianRongXin reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information from the target user's browser cache in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixes (2.0.0.18, 3.0.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-47.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-47.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 13 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox '.url' Windows Shortcut Files May Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla SeaMonkey.



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