Bug 145609 - CAN-2005-0144 Secure site lock can be spoofed with view-source:
CAN-2005-0144 Secure site lock can be spoofed with view-source:
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
impact=low,public=20050120
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Reported: 2005-01-19 20:57 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-23 14:01:42 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-01-19 20:57:09 EST
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Mozilla Security Advisory MSA05-004
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Title:      Secure site lock can be spoofed with view-source:
Severity:   Low
Reporter:   Kohei Yoshino

Fixed in:   Firefox 1.0
            Mozilla Suite 1.7.5


Description
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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.


Workaround
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Upgrade to fixed version


References
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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=262689
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-01-19 20:58:06 EST
This issue should also affect RHEL2.1
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-03-23 14:01:42 EST
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,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-323.html

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