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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Default Window Font May Let Remote Users Spoof the Location Bar Contents
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022875
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022875
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3078   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 10 2009
Original Entry Date:  Sep 10 2009
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0 prior to 3.0.14, 3.5 prior to 3.5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can spoof URLs displayed in the location bar.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when displayed in the location bar, will display certain Unicode characters with tall line-height. This may cause the displayed URL to appear to be different than the actual URL.

Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian and Corrie Sloot separately reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof URLs displayed in the location bar.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.14, 3.5.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-50.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-50.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 10 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Default Window Font May Let Remote Users Spoof the Location Bar Contents
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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