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MFSA2009-15 Firefox: URL spoofing with box drawing character (CVE-2009-0652)

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MFSA2009-15 Firefox: URL spoofing with box drawing character (CVE-2009-0652)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/20/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) blacklist in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 and other versions before 3.0.9; Thunderbird before 2.0.0.21; and SeaMonkey before 1.1.15 does not include box-drawing characters, which allows remote attackers to spoof URLs and conduct phishing attacks, as demonstrated by homoglyphs of the / (slash) and ? (question mark) characters in a subdomain of a .cn domain name, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-0233. NOTE: some third parties claim that 3.0.6 is not affected, but much older versions perhaps are affected.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_0_9

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