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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2807

Original release date: 07/07/2008
Last revised: 11/26/2012


Mozilla Firefox before and SeaMonkey before 1.1.10 do not properly handle an invalid .properties file for an add-on, which allows remote attackers to read uninitialized memory, as demonstrated by use of ISO 8859 encoding instead of UTF-8 encoding in a French .properties file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0616
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1621
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1697
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200808-03
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 256408
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0547
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-191-03
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1607
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=397093
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:155
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-629-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-29.html
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020419
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0549
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0216
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-6193
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:136
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1993
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-6196
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-6706
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2646
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-210-05
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0977
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-191
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-6737
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-propertiesfile-info-disclosure(50656)
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-6127
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9432
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:034
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1615
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0569
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-619-1
External Source: BID
Name: 30038
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080708 rPSA-2008-0216-1 firefox
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#firefox2.0.0.15

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9432
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)