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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0996

Original release date: 02/26/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The child frames in Mozilla Firefox before and 2.x before, and SeaMonkey before 1.0.8 inherit the default charset from the parent window, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, as demonstrated using the UTF-7 character set.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017702
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070226 rPSA-2007-0040-1 firefox
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0718
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061181
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070223 Advisory 03/2007: Multiple Browsers Cross Domain Charset Inheritance Vulnerability
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1336
External Source: BID
Name: 22694
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0108
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:022
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10086
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-428-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:019
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2007-066-05
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0078
External Source: SGI
Name: 20070202-01-P
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1103
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0097
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0077
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2007-066-03
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:050
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_032007.142.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: SGI
Name: 20070301-01-P
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-02.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0079
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-293
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-281

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10086
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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