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MFSA2005-01 Firefox: Link opened in new tab can load a local file

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MFSA2005-01 Firefox: Link opened in new tab can load a local file

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/21/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/21/2013
Modified
01/30/2015

Description

Links with a custom getter and toString method can bypass checks intended to prevent web content from linking to local files and "chrome" URIs if the user can be convinced to middle-click (or control-click) to open it in a new tab. The browser's "same-origin" policy prevents the attacker's content from taking advantage of this flaw to read the local file or manipulate privileged chrome.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-1_0_0

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