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Bug 255687 (CVE-2008-5913) - <www-client/mozilla-firefox{,-bin}-3.6.4 "in-session phising attack" (CVE-2008-5913)
Summary: <www-client/mozilla-firefox{,-bin}-3.6.4 "in-session phising attack" (CVE-200...
Alias: CVE-2008-5913
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B4 [glsa]
Depends on: 324735
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Reported: 2009-01-20 19:41 UTC by Stefan Behte (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-01-08 01:02 UTC (History)
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Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-01-20 19:41:53 UTC
CVE-2008-5913 (
  An unspecified function in the JavaScript implementation in Mozilla
  Firefox creates and exposes a "temporary footprint" when there is a
  current login to a web site, which makes it easier for remote
  attackers to trick a user into acting upon a spoofed pop-up message,
  aka an "in-session phishing attack." NOTE: as of 20090116, the only
  disclosure is a vague pre-advisory with no actionable information.
  However, because it is from a well-known researcher, it is being
  assigned a CVE identifier for tracking purposes.
Comment 1 Nirbheek Chauhan (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-09-16 13:17:43 UTC
Nothing for mozilla team to do here.
Comment 2 Sean Amoss (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2012-02-09 17:53:00 UTC
Fixed with the stabilization of www-client/mozilla-firefox{,-bin}-3.6.4 in bug 324735 (with an additional variant of the vulnerability identified as CVE-2010-3171). Added to existing GLSA request.
Comment 3 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-01-08 01:02:57 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201301-01 at
by GLSA coordinator Sean Amoss (ackle).