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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-4841

Original release date: 09/12/2007
Last revised: 09/21/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.8, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.8, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a (1) mailto, (2) nntp, (3) news, or (4) snews URI with invalid "%" encoding, related to improper file type handling on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 7 installed, a variant of CVE-2007-3845.

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
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/13/2007)
Not vulnerable. This flaw does not affect the Linux version of Firefox.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27311
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:202
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02153
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0083
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 25543
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28363
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27414
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3544
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27744
Type: Advisory
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061236
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0082
Type: Advisory
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2007-324-01
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-36.html
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02156
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27360
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28398
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://xs-sniper.com/blog/2007/09/01/firefox-file-handling-woes/
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061181
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27315
Type: Advisory

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