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MFSA2008-35 Firefox: Command-line URLs launch multiple tabs when Firefox not running (CVE-2008-2933)

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MFSA2008-35 Firefox: Command-line URLs launch multiple tabs when Firefox not running (CVE-2008-2933)

Severity
3
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
07/17/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.16, and 3.x before 3.0.1, interprets '|' (pipe) characters in a command-line URI as requests to open multiple tabs, which allows remote attackers to access chrome:i URIs, or read arbitrary local files via manipulations involving a series of URIs that is not entirely handled by a vector application, as exploited in conjunction with CVE-2008-2540. NOTE: this issue exists because of an insufficient fix for CVE-2005-2267.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-2_0_0_16
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_0_1

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