Bug 149929 - CAN-2005-0584 HTTP auth prompt tab spoofing
Summary: CAN-2005-0584 HTTP auth prompt tab spoofing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20050224
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-02-28 20:53 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-03-01 19:02:05 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:176 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2005-03-01 05:00:00 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2005-02-28 20:53:46 UTC
The HTTP authentication prompt appears above the currently open tab regardless
of which tab triggered it. A spoofer who could get a user to open a high value
target in another tab might be able to capture the user's ID and password. HTTP
auth dialogs are visually distinct from the web form logins used by most
commercial sites, and the HTTP auth dialog clearly states which host it's for.
Exploitation of this seems unlikely.


Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-03-01 19:02:05 UTC
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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