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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() Domain Validation Bug Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020919
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020919
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3835   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 24 2008
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): prior to 2.0.0.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can conduct cross-domain scripting attacks.

The nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() function does not properly validate JavaScript origin. A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by a target user, will execute arbitrary scripting code in the context of a different site. 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.

Thunderbird and SeaMonkey are also affected.

moz_bug_r_a4 reproted this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with an arbitrary 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 fixed version (2.0.0.17).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-38.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-38.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.
Oct 2 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() Domain Validation Bug Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 23 Sep 2008 21:55:45 -0400
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-38.html


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