Bug 147402 - CAN-2005-0233 homograph spoofing
CAN-2005-0233 homograph spoofing
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-02-07 16:22 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-01 14:02:03 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-02-07 16:22:28 EST
*** This bug has been split off bug 147397 ***

------- Original comment by Josh Bressers (Security Response Team) on 2005.02.07
16:07 -------

The Shmoo Group has discovered a homograph attack in a number of web browsers:

This issue allows an attacker supply a domain name that looks like a common
name, but is an International Domain Name.  This issue would allow various
attacks to steal information from an unsuspecting vitim.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-02-07 16:23:26 EST
Upstream is tracking this issue here:
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-03-01 11:43:52 EST
Removing embargo.
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2005-03-01 14:02:03 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.


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