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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Bug in Processing Refresh Headers Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022096
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022096
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1312   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 22 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.x prior to 3.0.9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

A remote user that can cause a web server to return a Refresh header containing a javascript: URI can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the target site and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Michael reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the target site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.9).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-22.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-22.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.
Apr 22 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Bug in Processing Refresh Headers Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Apr 22 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Bug in Processing Refresh Headers Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



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