Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-04
URL spoofing in addressbar during page loads
- January 8, 2013
- Masato Kinugawa
- Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Thunderbird ESR
- Fixed in
- Firefox 18
- Firefox ESR 10.0.12
- Firefox ESR 17.0.2
- SeaMonkey 2.15
- Thunderbird 17.0.2
- Thunderbird ESR 10.0.12
- Thunderbird ESR 17.0.2
Security researcher Masato Kinugawa found a flaw in which the displayed URL values within the addressbar can be spoofed by a page during loading. This allows for phishing attacks where a malicious page can spoof the identify of another site.
In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts in those products.