Mozilla Security Advisory MSA05-005
Title: Input stealing from other tabs
Reporter: Jakob Balle (Secunia)
Fixed in: Firefox 1.0
Mozilla Suite 1.7.5
Jakob Balle of Secunia reported two vulnerabilities in windows with multiple
tabs. Malicious content in a background tab can attempt to steal information
intended for the topmost tab by popping up prompt dialog that appears to come
from the trusted site, or by silently redirecting input focus to a background
tab hoping to catch the user inputting something sensitive.
Jesse Ruderman and Martin Wargers discovered variants
Do not open sites with sensitive content in the same window as tabs from
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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
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