Bug 1361995 (CVE-2016-5266) - CVE-2016-5266 Mozilla: Information disclosure and local file manipulation through drag and drop (MFSA 2016-81)
Summary: CVE-2016-5266 Mozilla: Information disclosure and local file manipulation thr...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2016-5266
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1360577
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Reported: 2016-08-01 06:44 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-08-03 04:57:47 UTC


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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-08-01 06:44:11 UTC
Security researcher Rafael Gieschke reported that file URIs dragged from a web page in Firefox to other software do not have their contents properly filtered before being passed to other programs, such as the local file manager. This can allow for the theft or manipulation of arbitrary local files if a user can be convinced to drag items from a malicious web page to other programs. 


External Reference:

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-81.html


Acknowledgements:

Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Rafael Gieschke

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This issue does not affect the version of firefox and thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.


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