Bug 1361996 (CVE-2016-5268)

Summary: CVE-2016-5268 Mozilla: Spoofing attack through text injection into internal error pages (MFSA 2016-83)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-08-01 06:45:42 UTC
Security researcher musicDespiteEverything reported that some of the special about: URLs used by Firefox to display system information or error messages can incorporate text passed as parmeters. These could be used in spoofing attacks. 

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: musicDespiteEverything


This issue does not affect the version of firefox and thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.