Firefox Privacy Broken If Used to Open Web Page File

Credit: Liu Die Yu
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-264

CVSS Base Score: 4.3/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Partial
Integrity impact: None
Availability impact: None

Brief from my Twitter: The effect is exposing any location, incl your browsing history(about:cache etc) 04:54 AM October 05, 2008 from web Workaround: Do not use Firefox to open HTM/HTML - not from RAR package, not from remote Windows share folder, not from local, etc. 04:36 AM October 05, 2008 from web Some details from my blog: * Also works on Firefox 3.0.3 * Also works on Firefox 3.0.2 ... For Firefox, location is wrong when dot URL shortcut is launched by HTML elements. Slightly variant from CVE-2008-2810 which is about command line and only fixed in that perspective. ... __________ Complete details and demo are available at


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