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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0592

Original release date: 02/08/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.12 and SeaMonkey before 1.1.8 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a plain .txt file with a "Content-Disposition: attachment" and an invalid "Content-Type: plain/text," which prevents Firefox from rendering future plain text files within the browser.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (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 disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28877
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29086
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/6251b18e050302ebe7fe74294b55c818.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9972
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080209 rPSA-2008-0051-1 firefox
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:008
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28939
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:048
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28865
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0105
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-18
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0453
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28924
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2060
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1506
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0103
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28864
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28879
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-09.html
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1484
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1459
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=387258
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2118
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019340
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1535
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29567
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-576-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28818
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1435
External Source: BID
Name: 27683
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1485
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28754
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28958
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30327
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0051
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0001-1 firefox
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30620
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0104
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 238492
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1793
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29167
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://browser.netscape.com/releasenotes/
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1489
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0627

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9972
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.11 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.7 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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