Bug 741917 - (CVE-2011-2372) CVE-2011-2372 Mozilla: Code installation through holding down Enter (MFSA 2011-40)
CVE-2011-2372 Mozilla: Code installation through holding down Enter (MFSA 201...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2011-09-28 08:57 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2011-09-29 03:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-09-28 20:27:53 EDT
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-09-28 08:57:11 EDT
Mariusz Mlynski reported that if you could convince a user to hold down the Enter key--as part of a game or test, perhaps--a malicious page could pop up a download dialog where the held key would then activate the default Open action. For some file types this would be merely annoying (the equivalent of a pop-up) but other file types have powerful scripting capabilities. And this would provide an avenue for an attacker to exploit a vulnerability in applications not normally exposed to potentially hostile internet content. 

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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2011/mfsa2011-40.html
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=657462,662309,663899
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2011-09-28 19:12:39 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1342 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1342.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2011-09-28 19:44:20 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1341 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1341.html

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