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MFSA2016-83 Firefox: Spoofing attack through text injection into internal error pages (CVE-2016-5268)

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MFSA2016-83 Firefox: Spoofing attack through text injection into internal error pages (CVE-2016-5268)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
08/02/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/03/2016
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Mozilla Firefox before 48.0 does not properly set the LINKABLE and URI_SAFE_FOR_UNTRUSTED_CONTENT flags of about: URLs that are used for error pages, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct spoofing attacks via a crafted URL, as demonstrated by misleading text after an about:neterror?d= substring.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-48_0

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