CVE-2017-7764

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-06-14
Bugzilla:
1461262: CVE-2017-7764 Mozilla: Domain spoofing with combination of Canadian Syllabics and other unicode blocks (MFSA 2017-16)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Characters from the "Canadian Syllabics" unicode block can be mixed with characters from other unicode blocks in the addressbar instead of being rendered as their raw "punycode" form, allowing for domain name spoofing attacks through character confusion. The current Unicode standard allows characters from "Aspirational Use Scripts" such as Canadian Syllabics to be mixed with Latin characters in the "moderately restrictive" IDN profile. We have changed Firefox behavior to match the upcoming Unicode version 10.0 which removes this category and treats them as "Limited Use Scripts.". This vulnerability affects Firefox < 54, Firefox ESR < 52.2, and Thunderbird < 52.2.

Find out more about CVE-2017-7764 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2017:1561 2017-06-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2017:1561 2017-06-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2017:1440 2017-06-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2017:1440 2017-06-14

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Samuel Erb as the original reporter.

External References

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