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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox PDCS11 Module Installation Dialog May Not Sufficiently Warn Users When Installing Modules
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022877
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022877
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3076   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 10 2009
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0 prior to 3.0.14
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user may be able to cause a target user to install a malicious PKCS11 module.

When security modules are added or removed via pkcs11.addmodule or pkcs11.deletemodule, the dialog presented to the user does not sufficiently warn the user. As a result, a remote user may be able to get the target user to install a malicious PKCS11 module.

Jesse Ruderman and Dan Kaminsky reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to cause a target user to install a malicious PKCS11 module.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.14).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-48.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-48.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 PDCS11 Module Installation Dialog May Not Sufficiently Warn Users When Installing Modules
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Sep 10 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Seamonkey) Mozilla Firefox PDCS11 Module Installation Dialog May Not Sufficiently Warn Users When Installing Modules
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Seamonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Sep 10 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Mozilla Seamonkey) Mozilla Firefox PDCS11 Module Installation Dialog May Not Sufficiently Warn Users When Installing Modules
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Seamonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.



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