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IETab Chrome Weirdness
Posted by: rsnake
Date: December 15, 2006 11:19AM

If you have IETab put this in your URL window:


Then put:


For those of you who don't have it installed:

<link rel="icon" href="chrome://ietab/skin/ietab-engine-ie.png"/>
<script type="text/javascript">
function loadIETab(){
var href = document.location.href;
var i = href.indexOf("?url=");
if (i == -1) return;
var url = decodeURI(href.substring(i+5));
if (url && url!="") {
try { if (/^file:\/\/.*/.test(url)) url = decodeURI(url); } catch(e) {}
document.title = url;
var ietab = document.getElementById("IETab");
if (ietab) ietab.navigate(url);
<body style="margin:0; padding:0;"
<object id="IETab" type="application/ietab" width="100%" height="100%"/>

Kay, so it's a redirection... why isn't this exploitable? Or is it? I can't instantiate chrome:// in any context that is useful that I can tell. Ugh, this is killing me.

- RSnake
Gotta love it.

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Re: IETab Chrome Weirdness
Posted by: maluc
Date: December 15, 2006 12:53PM

as far as i know, i don't think think websites have any access to calling chrome pages.. or do they?

But it may not be impossible.. a while back i was messing around with trying to call them as well as "about:" pages, and checking if they triggered onerror/onabort/onload for browser fingerprinting. And a few times FF actually rendered about:config in an iframe o.o .. i couldn't figure out why it did 1 outta 50 times and not the other 49 though. Very strange.

I posted about it back then, then gave up.. but i think there's something more to it.


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Re: IETab Chrome Weirdness
Posted by: rsnake
Date: December 15, 2006 04:37PM

It's very frustrating. I bet there's a hole here in one or more of the plugins, but I probably don't have the right combination of them installed.

- RSnake
Gotta love it.

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Re: IETab Chrome Weirdness
Posted by: nilhz
Date: March 11, 2008 11:06PM

I have a similar problem with


Recently I build a website that already used this script. I dont know how to edit this url, besides that I have new files upload so I can`t solve. In mozilla starts ok, but when I enter with a EI, it displays the old content (just one part) when I refresh the page it loads the new site. I really want to know how I can edit this script? (I already replace, the index and default archives in the host server).

I will apreciate if you can help me


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Re: IETab Chrome Weirdness
Posted by: trev
Date: March 21, 2008 06:07AM

I looked at that page as well a while ago. If a website were able to open it, it could force Firefox to run a page through IE - that in itself is already a vulnerability. Fortunately, Firefox doesn't allow web sites to link or redirect to chrome://, so that IETab is *relatively* safe.

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