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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Permits Cross-Domain Responses to XMLHttpRequests to Be Accessed
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021427
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021427
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5506   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
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. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive cross-domain response information.

When an XMLHttpRequest to a same-origin resource results in a 302 redirect to a resource in a different domain, the site issuing the XMLHttpRequest request can read the response.

Thunderbird and SeaMonkey are affected.

Marius Schilder of Google Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive cross-domain response information.
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/mfsa2008-64.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-64.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.
Dec 17 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Permits Cross-Domain Responses to XMLHttpRequests to Be Accessed
Mozilla has issued a fix for SeaMonkey.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Permits Cross-Domain Responses to XMLHttpRequests to Be Accessed
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 Permits Cross-Domain Responses to XMLHttpRequests to Be Accessed
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 Permits Cross-Domain Responses to XMLHttpRequests to Be Accessed
Mozilla has released a fix for Thunderbird.
Jan 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Permits Cross-Domain Responses to XMLHttpRequests to Be Accessed
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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