Bug 840203 (CVE-2012-1950) - CVE-2012-1950 Mozilla: Incorrect URL displayed in addressbar through drag and drop (MFSA 2012-43)
Summary: CVE-2012-1950 Mozilla: Incorrect URL displayed in addressbar through drag and...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2012-1950
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 835033
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-07-14 10:31 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2023-05-11 19:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-07-18 07:31:09 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1088 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2012-07-17 23:26:50 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-07-14 10:31:40 UTC
Security researcher Mario Gomes and research firm Code Audit Labs reported a mechanism to short-circuit page loads through drag and drop to the addressbar by canceling the page load. This causes the address of the previously site entered to be displayed in the addressbar instead of the currently loaded page. This could lead to potential phishing attacks on users.

Reference:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-43.html

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges security researcher Mario Gomes and research firm Code Audit Labs as the original reporters of this issue.

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2012-07-17 19:28:01 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1088 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1088.html


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