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Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.16 and 3.x before 3.0.1 interprets '' (pipe) characters in a command-line URI as requests to open multiple tabs which allows remote attackers to access chrome:i URIs or read arbitrary local files via manipulations involving a series of URIs that is not entirely handled by a vector application as exploited in conjunction with CVE-2008-2540. NOTE: this issue exists because of an insufficient fix for CVE-2005-2267.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11618

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.16 and 3.x before 3.0.1 interprets '|' (pipe) characters in a command-line URI as requests to open multiple tabs which allows remote attackers to access chrome:i URIs or read arbitrary local files via manipulations involving a series of URIs that is not entirely handled by a vector application as exploited in conjunction with CVE-2008-2540. NOTE: this issue exists because of an insufficient fix for CVE-2005-2267.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-2933
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