Netscape Navigator 7.0/7.0.2/7.1/7.2 authentication spoofing

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A vulnerability was found in Netscape Navigator 7.0/7.0.2/7.1/7.2 (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-290. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 01/10/2005 by Juha-Matti Laurio with Secunia Research (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2004-1160 since 12/08/2004. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 19083 (FreeBSD : web browsers -- window injection vulnerabilities (b0911985-6e2a-11d9-9557-000a95bc6fae)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 11852), X-Force (18397), Secunia (SA13251), Vulnerability Center (SBV-8851) and Tenable (19083). The entries 921, 919, 22660 and 23720 are pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Class: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-290
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 19083
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : web browsers -- window injection vulnerabilities (b0911985-6e2a-11d9-9557-000a95bc6fae)
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OpenVAS ID: 52210
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: firefox
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Recommended: Upgrade
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12/08/2004 🔍
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01/10/2005 +33 days 🔍
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01/24/2005 +14 days 🔍
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11/23/2015 +258 days 🔍
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Researcher: Juha-Matti Laurio
Organization: Secunia Research
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2004-1160 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 11852 - Netscape Remote Window Hijacking Vulnerability
Secunia: 13251
X-Force: 18397
Vulnerability Center: 8851 - Window Content Spoofing in Netscape 7 - 7.2, Medium
OSVDB: 59845 - Netscape - Remote Window Hijacking Issue

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Created: 03/10/2015 12:14 PM
Updated: 06/08/2019 09:01 AM
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