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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Parse URLs Containing Control Characters
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021426
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021426
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5508   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2008
Impact:   Not specified
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.x prior to 2.0.0.19; 3.x prior to 3.0.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. The impact was not specified.

The parser does not properly parse certain control characters at the beginning of a URL.

The vendor reports that there is no direct security impact.

Thunderbird and SeaMonkey are affected.

Justin Schuh, Tom Cross, and Peter William from IBM and Chip Salzenberg reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   The impact was not specified.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.0.19, 3.0.5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-66.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-66.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 17 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Parse URLs Containing Control Characters
Mozilla has issued a fix for SeaMonkey.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Parse URLs Containing Control Characters
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Parse URLs Containing Control Characters
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Dec 30 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Parse URLs Containing Control Characters
Mozilla has released a fix for Thunderbird.
Jan 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Parse URLs Containing Control Characters
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 15 2009 (Sun Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Parse URLs Containing Control Characters
Sun has issued a fix for Thunderbird for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.



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