Bug 168737 - CAN-2005-2968 Mozilla improper command line URL sanitization
CAN-2005-2968 Mozilla improper command line URL sanitization
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-09-19 17:45 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-22 08:35:41 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-09-19 17:45:51 EDT
Upstream bug:

The URL passed to mozilla on the command line does not properly escape dangerous
characters before handing the URL to the shell.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-09-19 17:46:43 EDT
This issue should also affect RHEL2.1 and RHEL3
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2005-09-21 03:37:46 EDT
Note this is rated important not critical - a user would have to be tricked into
clicking on a link in an external application that contains the backtick characters.
Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2005-09-22 08:35:41 EDT
After investigating the shell scripts Red Hat ships, we have determined that our
Mozilla pakcages are not vulnerable to this issue.

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