URL spoofing with invisible control characters
- March 4, 2009
- Masahiro Yamada
- Fixed in
- Firefox 3.0.7
Mozilla contributor Masahiro Yamada reported that certain invisible control characters were being decoded when displayed in the location bar, resulting in fewer visible characters than were present in the actual location. An attacker could use this vulnerability to spoof the location bar and display a misleading URL for their malicious web page.
The initial version of this advisory incorrectly listed Thunderbird and SeaMonkey as affected products. Firefox is the only product affected by this vulnerability.