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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3896

Original release date: 10/10/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The URL handling in Shell32.dll in the Windows shell in Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003, with Internet Explorer 7 installed, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs via invalid "%" sequences in a mailto: or other URI handler, as demonstrated using mIRC, Outlook, Firefox, Adobe Reader, Skype, and other applications. NOTE: this issue might be related to other issues involving URL handlers in Windows systems, such as CVE-2007-3845. There also might be separate but closely related issues in the applications that are invoked by the handlers.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
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: MISC
Name: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=577
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071006 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071011 M$ will fix URI?
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071004 Re: 0day: mIRC pwns Windows
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071009 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/96982
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071008 Re: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071006 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-317A
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071006 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071007 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018831
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#403150
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071007 Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071007 Re: Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape,Miranda, Skype
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071006 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071007 Re: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT071498
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071009 RE: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071006 Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape,Miranda, Skype
External Source: MISC
Name: http://xs-sniper.com/blog/remote-command-exec-firefox-2005/
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02291
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071007 Re: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape,Miranda, Skype
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26201
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071017 Re: Third-party patch for CVE-2007-3896, UPDATE NOW
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071006 Re[2]: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: MSKB
Name: 943521
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018822
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071004 Re[2]: 0day: mIRC pwns Windows
External Source: MS
Name: MS07-061
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071003 Re: 0day: mIRC pwns Windows
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071008 Re: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape,Miranda, Skype
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071005 RE: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071006 Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071014 Third-party patch for CVE-2007-3896 (Internet Explorer 7 invalid URI handling) available
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071005 URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071005 URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
External Source: BID
Name: 25945
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071003 0day: mIRC pwns Windows
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4581
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071007 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4581
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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