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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Prevent the Browser From Opening Local Plain Text Files in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019340
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019340
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0592   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 8 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.12
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can prevent the browser from opening local text files in certain cases.

A remote user can create a file with Content-Disposition: attachment and Content-Type: plain/text that, when saved by the target user to the target user's system, will prevent the browser from opening local files with '.txt' extensions.

oo.rio.oo reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when saved locally by the target user, will prevent the browser from opening local text files.
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/mfsa2008-09.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-09.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State 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 Seamonkey) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Prevent the Browser From Opening Local Plain Text Files in Certain Cases
Mozilla has issued a fix for Mozilla Seamonkey.
Feb 8 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Lets Remote Users Prevent the Browser From Opening Local Plain Text Files in Certain Cases
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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