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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox chrome: URI Directory Traversal Bug Lets Remote Users Load Local Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019329
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019329
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0418   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 8 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.12
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox when certain add-ons have been installed. A remote user can cause files on the target user's system to be loaded.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit a flaw in the 'chrome:' URI scheme to load JavaScript, images, and stylesheets from known files on the target user's system. The system is affected only if add-ons that use "flat" packaging (instead of ".jar" packaging) have been used.

This vulnerability can be exploited to obtain the contents of the 'sessionstore.js' file, which includes session cookie data and other potentially sensitive information.

Gerry Eisenhaur and moz_bug_r_a4 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will load known files on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.12).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-05.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-05.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.
Feb 8 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox chrome: URI Directory Traversal Bug Lets Remote Users Load Local Files
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird.
Feb 8 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Seamonkey) Mozilla Firefox chrome: URI Directory Traversal Bug Lets Remote Users Load Local Files
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla Seamonkey.
Feb 8 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox chrome: URI Directory Traversal Bug Lets Remote Users Load Local Files
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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