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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox 'resource:' Protocol Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Traverse the Directory
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020921
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020921
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 24 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.17, 3.0 prior to 3.0.2
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can view files on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted 'resource:' protocol URL that, when loaded by the target user, will access files on the target user's system.

Boris Zbarsky and Georgi Guninski reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can view files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.17, 3.0.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-44.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-44.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.
Sep 24 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox 'resource:' Protocol Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Traverse the Directory   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Oct 2 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox 'resource:' Protocol Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Traverse the Directory   (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 23:30:49 -0400
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-44.html


CVE-2008-4067
CVE-2008-4068
 
 


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