CVE-2016-5268

NameCVE-2016-5268
DescriptionMozilla Firefox before 48.0 does not properly set the LINKABLE and URI_SAFE_FOR_UNTRUSTED_CONTENT flags of about: URLs that are used for error pages, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct spoofing attacks via a crafted URL, as demonstrated by misleading text after an about:neterror?d= substring.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid79.0-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)stretch68.10.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)68.11.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster68.10.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)68.11.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid68.11.0esr-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)48.0-1
firefox-esrsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Doesn't affect Firefox ESR)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-83/

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