Bug 1315574 (CVE-2016-1958) - CVE-2016-1958 Mozilla: Displayed page address can be overridden (MFSA 2016-21)
Summary: CVE-2016-1958 Mozilla: Displayed page address can be overridden (MFSA 2016-21)
Alias: CVE-2016-1958
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 1313724
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-03-08 06:09 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-03-28 05:26:23 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:0373 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2016-03-09 10:11:19 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-03-08 06:09:10 UTC
Security researcher Abdulrahman Alqabandi reported an issue where an attacker can load an arbitrary web page but the addressbar's displayed URL will be blank or filled with page defined content. This can be used to obfuscate which page is currently loaded and allows for an attacker to spoof an existing page without the malicious page's address being displayed correctly. 

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Abdulrahman Alqabandi

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2016-03-09 05:12:15 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2016:0373 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0373.html

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