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JAR: protocol vulnerability in Firefox, word processing applications reported
From: Juha-Matti Laurio <juha-matti.laurio () netti fi>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 02:16:45 +0200 (EET)
An unpatched vulnerability in handling of JAR: protocol handler URLs has been reported recently.
Information is available at GNUCITIZEN Blog via entry "Web Mayhem: Firefoxs JAR Protocol Issues".
Information was publicly disclosed by Petko D Petkov (aka pdp).
The issue was originally reported in Bugzilla document #369814 by Jesse Ruderman of Mozilla community.
I.e. it's worth of mentioning that Mozilla security group is aware of the vulnerability.
Shortly: the vulnerability is due to same origin and XSS issues when opening .JAR packages.
The following file formats are known attack vectors: .zip, .doc, and .odt.
Information about OpenOffice.org and MS Office via pdp's post.
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- JAR: protocol vulnerability in Firefox, word processing applications reported Juha-Matti Laurio (Nov 09)