Bug 1361994 (CVE-2016-5265) - CVE-2016-5265 Mozilla: Same-origin policy violation using local HTML file and saved shortcut file (MFSA 2016-80)
Summary: CVE-2016-5265 Mozilla: Same-origin policy violation using local HTML file and...
Alias: CVE-2016-5265
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1360577
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-08-01 06:43 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2021-02-17 03:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-09-23 05:34:47 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:1551 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2016-08-03 12:06:43 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-08-01 06:43:11 UTC
Security researcher Abdulrahman Alqabandi reported that when a local HTML file resides in the same directory as a malicious local shortcut file, the shortcut can be called by the local page to allow the page to read the contents of local files or directories or to load an arbitrary website in violation of same-origin policy, allowing for data theft. In order for this vulnerability to be triggered, both the malicious HTML file as well as the shortcut must be saved to the same local directory and then loaded from there by a user. 

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Abdulrahman Alqabandi

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2016-08-03 08:08:25 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

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

Via RHSA-2016:1551 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1551.html

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