Mozilla Firefox location.hostname property security bypass

firefox-locationhostname-security-bypass (32533) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox could allow a remote attacker to bypass the cross-domain security module, caused by an error in the location.hostname DOM property. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using NULL termination characters (\x00) in a specially-crafted URL to bypass security zone restrictions and modify cookies, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit the malicious site.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2007-07 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (Thunderbird):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0078-2 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (Firefox):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0079-2 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (Firefox RHEL server and client):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0097-5 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (SeaMonkey):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0077-4 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (SeaMonkey):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200703-08 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to GLSA 200703-04 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-428-2 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (Firefox):
Refer to MDKSA-2007:050 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux (Firefox):
Refer to SUSE-SA:2007:019 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux (Mozilla):
Refer to SUSE-SA:2007:022 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian Linux (mozilla-firefox):
Refer to DSA-1336-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.10.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9 rc
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 rc3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.7
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell UnitedLinux 1.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE Linux OpenExchange Server 4
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Retail Solution 8
  • SuSE SuSE Linux School Server
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
  • SuSE SuSE SLED 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Feb 14, 2007

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