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Bug 601142 (CVE-2016-9078) - <www-client/firefox{,-bin}-50.0.1: data: URL can inherit wrong origin after an HTTP redirect
Summary: <www-client/firefox{,-bin}-50.0.1: data: URL can inherit wrong origin after a...
Alias: CVE-2016-9078
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal critical (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: ~1 [noglsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-28 23:16 UTC by Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED)
Modified: 2016-11-29 02:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-11-28 23:16:42 UTC
Redirection from an HTTP connection to a data: URL assigns the referring site's origin to the data: URL in some circumstances. This can result in same-origin violations against a domain if it loads resources from malicious sites. Cross-origin setting of cookies has been demonstrated without the ability to read them.

Note: This issue only affects Firefox 49 and 50.
Comment 1 Jory A. Pratt gentoo-dev 2016-11-29 01:40:03 UTC
Ebuild for 50.0.1 is in tree we do not keep stale builds so feel free to close as you desire.
Comment 2 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-11-29 01:48:43 UTC
Dropping to ~1 because affected version were never stable.