Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 851931
CVE-2012-3976 Mozilla: Incorrect site SSL certificate data display (MFSA 2012-69)
Last modified: 2012-08-29 01:29:18 EDT
Security researcher Mark Poticha reported an issue where incorrect SSL certificate information can be displayed on the addressbar, showing the SSL data for a previous site while another has been loaded. This is caused by two onLocationChange events being fired out of the expected order, leading to the displayed certificate data to not be updated. This can be used for phishing attacks by allowing the user to input form or other data on a newer, attacking, site while the credentials of an older site appear on the addressbar.
Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges security Security researcher Mark Poticha as the original reporter.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Via RHSA-2012:1210 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1210.html