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MFSA2010-33 SeaMonkey: User tracking across sites using Math.random() (CVE-2008-5913)

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MFSA2010-33 SeaMonkey: User tracking across sites using Math.random() (CVE-2008-5913)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
01/20/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/03/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The Math.random function in the JavaScript implementation in Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x before 3.5.10 and 3.6.x before 3.6.4, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.5, uses a random number generator that is seeded only once per browser session, which makes it easier for remote attackers to track a user, or trick a user into acting upon a spoofed pop-up message, by calculating the seed value, related to a "temporary footprint" and an "in-session phishing attack."

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-seamonkey-upgrade-2_0_5

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