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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-1942

Original release date: 04/20/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.2 and possibly other versions before 1.5.0.4, Netscape 8.1, 8.0.4, and 7.2, and K-Meleon 0.9.13 allows user-assisted remote attackers to open local files via a web page with an IMG element containing a SRC attribute with a non-image file:// URL, then tricking the user into selecting View Image for the broken image, as demonstrated using a .wma file to launch Windows Media Player, or by referencing an "alternate web page."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:H/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20063
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22066
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-viewimage-security-bypass(25925)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:035
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 24713
External Source: BID
Name: 18228
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21183
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060602 rPSA-2006-0091-1 firefox thunderbird
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2106
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21176
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3748
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060418 Another flaw in Firefox 1.5.0.2: to open files from remote
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-39.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21324
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0083
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19698
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=334341
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016202
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060505 Firefox 1.5.0.3 code execution exploit
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1134
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1118
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060507 Re: Firefox 1.5.0.3 code execution exploit
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20376
Type: Advisory
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061181
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02153
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19988
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.gavinsharp.com/tmp/ImageVuln.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.networksecurity.fi/advisories/netscape-view-image.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1120

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