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CVE-2017-7839

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Overview

Control characters prepended before "javascript:" URLs pasted in the addressbar can cause the leading characters to be ignored and the pasted JavaScript to be executed instead of being blocked. This could be used in social engineering and self-cross-site-scripting (self-XSS) attacks where users are convinced to copy and paste text into the addressbar. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 57.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3477-4
Posted Jan 3, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3477-4 - USN-3477-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced a crash reporting issue where background tab crash reports were sent to Mozilla without user opt-in. This update fixes the problem. Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, bypass same-origin restrictions, bypass CSP protections, bypass mixed content blocking, spoof the addressbar, or execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, spoof, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830, CVE-2017-7831, CVE-2017-7832, CVE-2017-7833, CVE-2017-7834, CVE-2017-7835, CVE-2017-7837, CVE-2017-7838, CVE-2017-7839, CVE-2017-7840, CVE-2017-7842
MD5 | 752ba5a2397fdce5c95ee5e6d29bb7de
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3477-3
Posted Dec 1, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3477-3 - USN-3477-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update introduced various minor regressions. This update fixes the problems. Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, bypass same-origin restrictions, bypass CSP protections, bypass mixed content blocking, spoof the addressbar, or execute arbitrary code. It was discovered that javascript: URLs pasted in to the addressbar would be executed instead of being blocked in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to copying a specially crafted URL in to the addressbar, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. It was discovered that exported bookmarks do not strip script elements from user-supplied tags. If a user were tricked in to adding specially crafted tags to bookmarks, exporting them and then opening the resulting HTML file, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, spoof, javascript, vulnerability, xss
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830, CVE-2017-7831, CVE-2017-7832, CVE-2017-7833, CVE-2017-7834, CVE-2017-7835, CVE-2017-7837, CVE-2017-7838, CVE-2017-7839, CVE-2017-7840, CVE-2017-7842
MD5 | 998ce8623ace567ce271665c533d0819
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3477-2
Posted Nov 27, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3477-2 - USN-3477-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. The update caused search suggestions to not be displayed when performing Google searches from the search bar. This update fixes the problem. Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, bypass same-origin restrictions, bypass CSP protections, bypass mixed content blocking, spoof the addressbar, or execute arbitrary code. It was discovered that javascript: URLs pasted in to the addressbar would be executed instead of being blocked in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to copying a specially crafted URL in to the addressbar, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. It was discovered that exported bookmarks do not strip script elements from user-supplied tags. If a user were tricked in to adding specially crafted tags to bookmarks, exporting them and then opening the resulting HTML file, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, spoof, javascript, vulnerability, xss
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830, CVE-2017-7831, CVE-2017-7832, CVE-2017-7833, CVE-2017-7834, CVE-2017-7835, CVE-2017-7837, CVE-2017-7838, CVE-2017-7839, CVE-2017-7840, CVE-2017-7842
MD5 | 6cdcaf4a995ce8dd8f0d4dc8e6b43d6b
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3477-1
Posted Nov 17, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3477-1 - Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, bypass same-origin restrictions, bypass CSP protections, bypass mixed content blocking, spoof the addressbar, or execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, spoof
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-7826, CVE-2017-7827, CVE-2017-7828, CVE-2017-7830, CVE-2017-7831, CVE-2017-7832, CVE-2017-7833, CVE-2017-7834, CVE-2017-7835, CVE-2017-7837, CVE-2017-7838, CVE-2017-7839, CVE-2017-7840, CVE-2017-7842
MD5 | 5ed2b9f8c90425388420326b5e31775d
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