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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4567

Original release date: 09/15/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Mozilla Firefox before and Thunderbird before makes it easy for users to accept self-signed certificates for the auto-update mechanism, which might allow remote user-assisted attackers to use DNS spoofing to trick users into visiting a malicious site and accepting a malicious certificate for the Mozilla update site, which can then be used to install arbitrary code on the next update.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 LOW
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 modification

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0083
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-350-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-352-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0675
External Source: XF
Name: mozilla-auto-update-gain-access(28950)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:168
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3617
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-354-1
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016850
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02153
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0677
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-351-1
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016851
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:054
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060915 rPSA-2006-0169-1 firefox thunderbird
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:169
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200610-01
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200609-19
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10488
External Source: BID
Name: 20042
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3748
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-640
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-58.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-224.htm

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10488
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox: and previous versions
cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird: and previous versions

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