Firefox Exception Handling Full Path Disclosure Weakness
Secunia Advisory: SA20244
Release Date: 2006-05-23
Critical: Not critical
Impact: Exposure of system information
Where: From remote
Solution Status: Unpatched
Mozilla Firefox 0.x
Mozilla Firefox 1.x
Mozilla 1.7.x - http://secunia.com/advisories/20256/
Netscape 7.x - http://secunia.com/advisories/20255/
A weakness has been discovered in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose system information.
This may reportedly also be exploited to disclose the full path to the user's profile via errors thrown in installed extensions.
The weakness has been confirmed in version 188.8.131.52. Other versions may also be affected.
Provided and/or discovered by:
Originally discovered by Martin Hassman and reported to public mailing lists by milw0rm.