CVE-2008-4582

Published: 15 October 2008

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 through 3.0.3, Firefox 2.x before 2.0.0.18, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13, when running on Windows, do not properly identify the context of Windows .url shortcut files, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and obtain sensitive information via an HTML document that is directly accessible through a filesystem, as demonstrated by documents in (1) local folders, (2) Windows share folders, and (3) RAR archives, and as demonstrated by IFRAMEs referencing shortcuts that point to (a) about:cache?device=memory and (b) about:cache?device=disk, a variant of CVE-2008-2810.

Priority

Negligible

Status

Package Release Status
firefox
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

firefox-3.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

iceape
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

iceweasel
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

seamonkey
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

xulrunner
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

xulrunner-1.9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage