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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0416

Original release date: 02/11/2008
Last revised: 07/29/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.12, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.12, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.8 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via certain character encodings, including (1) a backspace character that is treated as whitespace, (2) 0x80 with Shift_JIS encoding, and (3) "zero-length non-ASCII sequences" in certain Asian character sets.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
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 modification

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-18
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=404252,381412,407161
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31043
Type: Advisory
External Source: TURBO
Name: TLSA-2008-9
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2091
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1485
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30327
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-576-1
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1484
External Source: JVNDB
Name: JVNDB-2008-000021
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28865
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1489
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-character-encoding-xss(40488)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29541
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28864
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 29303
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-592-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30620
Type: Advisory
External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#21563357
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28839
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-13.html
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-087A
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 238492
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28879
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1793
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 239546

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