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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-0233

Original release date: 02/08/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The International Domain Name (IDN) support in Firefox 1.0, Camino .8.5, and Mozilla before 1.7.6 allows remote attackers to spoof domain names using punycode encoded domain names that are decoded in URLs and SSL certificates in a way that uses homograph characters from other character sets, which facilitates phishing attacks.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200503-10
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11229
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20050206 state of homograph attacks
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.shmoo.com/idn/homograph.txt
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: BID
Name: 12461
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100029
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20050208 International Domain Name [IDN] support in modern browsers allows attackers to spoof domain name URLs + SSL certs.
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.shmoo.com/idn
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:384
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-29.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2005:016
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200503-30
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: XF
Name: multiple-browsers-idn-spoof(19236)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:176

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100029
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11229
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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