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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Closed Tab Restoration Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021665
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021665
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0355   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 4 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.5 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can obtain files from the target user's system.

A remote user can cause a form input control's type to be modified when a closed tab is restored. This can be exploited to change an input text value to the path of a known local file so that when the tab is closed and then re-opened, the file will be disclosed to the remote user.

moz_bug_r_a4 reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain files from the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-03.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-03.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 4 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Closed Tab Restoration Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Files   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Feb 4 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for SeaMonkey) Mozilla Firefox Closed Tab Restoration Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Files   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla SeaMonkey for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Mar 24 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Closed Tab Restoration Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Files   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 3 Feb 2009 21:29:10 -0500
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-03.html


CVE-2009-0355
 
 


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