Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145609
CAN-2005-0144 Secure site lock can be spoofed with view-source:
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
Mozilla Security Advisory MSA05-004
Title: Secure site lock can be spoofed with view-source:
Reporter: Kohei Yoshino
Fixed in: Firefox 1.0
Mozilla Suite 1.7.5
Kohei Yoshino reports the secure site lock icon can be spoofed by using
a view-source: URL targetted at the secure site whose credentials you want
to appropriate. An insecure page of the attackers choice can then be loaded
while the lock icon shows the previous secure state.
This could potentially be abused by phishers to make their fake login sites
appear more authentic.
Upgrade to fixed version
This issue should also affect RHEL2.1
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.