Bug 1265603 - (CVE-2015-4476) CVE-2015-4476 Mozilla: Site attribute spoofing on Android by pasting URL with unknown scheme (MFSA 2015-99)
CVE-2015-4476 Mozilla: Site attribute spoofing on Android by pasting URL with...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: 1261782
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Reported: 2015-09-23 06:38 EDT by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2015-09-24 08:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-09-23 16:19:02 EDT
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Description Prasad J Pandit 2015-09-23 06:38:21 EDT
ecurity researcher Jordi Chancel reported that on Firefox for Android, when a
URL is pasted with an unknown protocol, such as secure: or httpz, the pasted
URL is shown in the addressbar but no navigation occurs. Other address bar
attributes present before this pasted URL is entered will continue to be
rendered. This could lead to potential spoofing by a malicious site.

This issue only affects Firefox for Android and does not affect Firefox on
OS X, Linux, or Windows operating systems.

Upstream bug:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1162372

External References:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-99/
Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2015-09-24 08:41:32 EDT
Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jordi Chancel as the original reporter.

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