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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2017-7839): Firefox regression

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
11/14/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/16/2017
Modified
08/17/2018

Description

Control characters prepended before "javascript:" URLs pasted in the addressbar can cause the leading characters to be ignored and the pasted JavaScript to be executed instead of being blocked. This could be used in social engineering and self-cross-site-scripting (self-XSS) attacks where users are convinced to copy and paste text into the addressbar. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 57.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-firefox

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