novel misdirected URL not reported, and remains hidden



MailNews Core
14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: john ruskin, Assigned: (not reading, please use instead))


Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616

a novel URL Misdirection, which appears to work around the reporting of the
actual URL was received by me.

This method uses an image map, with an embeded A HREF, but also has a mapped
deviant URL which doesn't show in the "reported url" line at the bottom, and is
the real URL.

A cut/paste into composer also shows that this error would appear if on a web
page.  I could not, however, duplicate the full view inside of composer of the
image to further test.

note: to an observant user, the whole image points to the misdirected URL in
this example, which should raise a red flag.

browser and mail program [either Moz or Firebird/cameo should catch this, but i
don't know who all to pass this on to.  [outlook also misreports this error]

this was the source for the particular eMail which raised this error:

<html><p><font face="Arial"><A
name="FPMap0"><area coords="0, 0, 610, 275" shape="rect"
<img SRC="" border="0"
usemap="#FPMap0"></A></a></font></p><p><font color="#FFFFF8">Texas Saturday Brad
Pitt Ampland Linux Groundhog Day </font></p></html>

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Product: MailNews → Core
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