Bug 188820 - CVE-2006-1740 Secure-site spoof (requires security warning dialog)
CVE-2006-1740 Secure-site spoof (requires security warning dialog)
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
4.0
All Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
reported=20060412,source=mozilla,emba...
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Reported: 2006-04-12 23:15 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0328
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Last Closed: 2006-04-25 09:46:20 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2006-04-12 23:15:23 EDT
Secure-site spoof (requires security warning dialog)


Tristor reports that it was possible to spoof the browser's secure-site
indicators (the lock icon, the site name in the URL field, the gold URL
field background in Firefox) by first loading the target secure site in a
pop-up window, then changing its location to a different site.

If the user has turned on the "Entering secure site" modal warning dialog
then the window location can be changed while that dialog is displayed and
the secure-browsing indicators from the original site will remain.

These dialogs are turned off by default in Firefox, and most Suite users
click the checkbox to turn them off.

Workaround

Turn  off the "Entering encrypted site" warning dialog if you have not
already.

References

[1]https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=271194
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2006-04-14 10:52:51 EDT
Lifting embargo
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-04-14 11:49:13 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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0328.html
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-04-25 09:46:21 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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0328.html

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