+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #229802 +++
The Mozilla project is releasing Seamonkey 1.0.8 to fix several flaws:
Jesse Ruderman, Martijn Wargers and Olli Pettay reported crashes in the
Brian Crowder, Igor Bukanov, Johnny Stenback, moz_bug_r_a4 and shutdown
The Mozilla parser formerly ignored invalid trailing characters in HTML tag
attribute names. This could in some cases be abused to evade web sites
content filters that attempted to remove problematic attributes, such as
event handlers, by matching against a regular expression that expected to
find trailing whitespace or one of a small set of delimiters.
Stefan Esser demonstrated that this could be used for XSS attacks against
sites that accept user content and do not specify the character set or
MySpace users recently suffered a phishing attack where user-created content
included a login form that appeared to be a normal MySpace login, but was
altered to submit the data to an alternate site. Because the password form
appeared on a MySpace page the Firefox password manager filled in the saved
password, lending an air of legitimacy to the form.
Aad reported that two web pages can collide in the disk cache with the
result that depending on order loaded the end of the longer document can be
appended to the shorter when the shorter is reloaded from the cache. It is
possible a determined hacker could construct a targeted attack to steal some
sensitive data from a particular web page (for example, transaction history
from a financial account). The potential victim would have to be already
logged into the targetted service (or be fooled into doing so) and then
visit the malicious site.
David Eckel reported that browser UI elements--such as the host name and
security indicators--could be spoofed by using a large, mostly transparent,
custom cursor and adjusting the CSS3 hotspot property so that the visible
part of the cursor floated outside the browser content area.
shutdown reported that if you could convince a user to open a blocked popup
you could perform a cross-site scripting attack against any site that
contains a frame whose source is a data: URL.
Michal Zalewski reported that although pages loaded from the web normally
cannot open windows containing local files, if you could convince a user to
open a blocked popup then this restriction could be bypassed.
iDefense has informed Mozilla about two potential buffer overflow
vulnerabilities found by researcher regenrecht in the Network Security
Services (NSS) code for processing the SSLv2 protocol.
Michal Zalewski demonstrated that setting location.hostname to a value with
embedded null characters can confuse the browsers domain checks. Setting the
value triggers a load, but the networking software reads the hostname only
up to the null character while other checks for "parent domain" start at the
right and so can have a completely different idea of what the current host
These flaws are now public:
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
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