Bug 1315775 (CVE-2016-1965) - CVE-2016-1965 Mozilla: Addressbar spoofing though history navigation and Location protocol property (MFSA 2016-28)
Summary: CVE-2016-1965 Mozilla: Addressbar spoofing though history navigation and Loca...
Alias: CVE-2016-1965
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 15:07 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2021-02-17 04:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-03-28 05:27:33 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:0373 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2016-03-09 10:11:19 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-03-08 15:07:39 UTC
Security researcher Tsubasa Iinuma reported a mechanism where the displayed addressbar can be spoofed to users. This issue involves using history navigation in concert with Location protocol property. After navigating from a malicious page to another, if the user navigates back to the initial page, the displayed URL will not reflect the reloaded page. This could be used to trick users into potentially treating the page as a different and trusted site.

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Tsubasa Iinuma

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2016-03-09 05:12:42 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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