Bug 188803 - CVE-2006-1729 File stealing by changing input type
CVE-2006-1729 File stealing by changing input type
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: 2006-04-12 22:28 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0329
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Last Closed: 2006-04-25 10:04:46 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2006-04-12 22:28:35 EDT
File stealing by changing input type

Claus Jørgensen reports that a text input box can be pre-filled with a
filename  and then turned into a file-upload control with the contents
intact, allowing a malicious website the ability to steal any local file
whose name they can guess.

Jesse Ruderman reports a variation, changing the type of the input control
in an event handler to work around some of the initial checks.


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This issue also affects RHEL3
This issue also affects RHEL2.1
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2006-04-17 13:39:35 EDT
Lifting embargo
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-04-25 10:04:46 EDT
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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