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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox window.onerror DOM API Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021423
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021423
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5507   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 19 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 17 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.x prior to 2.0.0.20; 3.x prior to 3.0.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote user can create a specially crafted same-domain JavaScript URL that, when loaded by the target user, will redirect to an off-domain target resource on the target user's system and access potentially sensitive information via the window.onerror DOM API.

Thunderbird and SeaMonkey are affected.

Chris Evans of Google Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.0.20, 3.0.5).

[Editor's note: Mozilla originally issued 2.0.0.19, but the Windows version 2.0.0.19 did not include the fix. A new fixed version 2.0.0.20 was issued on December 18, 2008.]

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-65.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-65.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.
Dec 17 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox window.onerror DOM API Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Mozilla has issued a fix for SeaMonkey.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox window.onerror DOM API Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox window.onerror DOM API Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Dec 30 2008 (Mozilla Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox window.onerror DOM API Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Mozilla has released a fix for Thunderbird.
Jan 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox window.onerror DOM API Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
May 15 2009 (Sun Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox window.onerror DOM API Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Sun has issued a fix for Thunderbird for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:48:58 -0500
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-65.html


Mozilla Firefox

CVE-2008-5507
 
 


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