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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2933

Original release date: 07/17/2008
Last revised: 08/02/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.16, and 3.x before 3.0.1, interprets '|' (pipe) characters in a command-line URI as requests to open multiple tabs, which allows remote attackers to access chrome:i URIs, or read arbitrary local files via manipulations involving a series of URIs that is not entirely handled by a vector application, as exploited in conjunction with CVE-2008-2540. NOTE: this issue exists because of an insufficient fix for CVE-2005-2267.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (LOW) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
This attack only works if the user is using another internet-connected application with Firefox not running. Using Firefox, or making sure it is at least running, prevents this attack.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=441120
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1697
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=InfoDocument-patchbuilder-readme5031400
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:148
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-626-1
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020500
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31129
External Source: BID
Name: 30242
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-623-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-626-2
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-commandline-uri-security-bypass(43832)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0238
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11618
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31270
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#130923
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1615
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-198-01
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-35.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31306
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33433
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31120
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2683
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31121
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31176
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200808-03
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080729 rPSA-2008-0238-1 firefox
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0598
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31106
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0977
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31377
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0597
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 256408
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31183
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31145
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31157
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1614
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34501
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31261

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11618
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:0.10
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:0.10.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:0.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:0.9
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.4
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.7
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.10
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.11
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.12
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.4
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.7
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.9
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.4
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.7
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:1.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.10
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.11
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.12
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.13
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.14
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.2
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.3
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.4
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.7
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.9
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.1
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.10
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.4
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.5
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.6
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.7
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_.9
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0_8
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:3.0
* cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.15 and previous versions
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