CVE-2018-5117

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2018-01-23
CWE:
CWE-451
Bugzilla:
1537825: CVE-2018-5117 Mozilla: URL spoofing with right-to-left text aligned left-to-right (MFSA 2018-03)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

If right-to-left text is used in the addressbar with left-to-right alignment, it is possible in some circumstances to scroll this text to spoof the displayed URL. This issue could result in the wrong URL being displayed as a location, which can mislead users to believe they are on a different site than the one loaded. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 52.6, Firefox ESR < 52.6, and Firefox < 58.

Find out more about CVE-2018-5117 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.1
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2018:0262 2018-02-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2018:0122 2018-01-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2018:0122 2018-01-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2018:0262 2018-02-01

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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