Bug 149936 - CAN-2005-0590 Install source spoofing with user:pass@host
Summary: CAN-2005-0590 Install source spoofing with user:pass@host
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Aillon
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Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20050224
Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-02-28 21:09 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-01 19:02:07 UTC
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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 21:09:50 UTC
The installation confirmation dialog shows the source of the software. By adding
a long, fake "user:pass" in front of the true hostname the user might be
convinced to trust software that comes from an untrustworthy source. This is
similar to attempts used in some phishing mail:

By default Firefox only allows install attempts from http://update.mozilla.org,
a user would need to explicitly allow the spoofing host to initiate installs
before it could try this trick. 


Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-03-01 19:02:07 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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