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MFSA2005-07 Firefox: Script-generated event can download without prompting

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MFSA2005-07 Firefox: Script-generated event can download without prompting

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

Script-generated click events were indistinguishable from true clicks. Combined with the Firefox Alt+click feature that downloads links to the default location without prompting this could be used by malicious sites to place executables or other malware onto a windows user's desktop without their knowing, or simply attempt to fill their disk.Mozilla 1.7.5 was also fixed to distinguish synthetic from true clicks, but didn't suffer from unprompted downloads.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-1_0_0

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