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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5947

Original release date: 11/13/2007
Last revised: 06/20/2011


The jar protocol handler in Mozilla Firefox before and SeaMonkey before 1.1.7 retrieves the inner URL regardless of its MIME type, and considers HTML documents within a jar archive to have the same origin as the inner URL, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a jar: URI.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
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 unauthorized modification

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External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02153
External Source: BID
Name: 26385
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1984
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1083
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/web-mayhem-firefoxs-jar-protocol-issues
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0643
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-546-1
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198965
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:066
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4002
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-546-2
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-756
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080229 rPSA-2008-0093-1 thunderbird
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1995
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 231441
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-37.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0083
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1425
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9873
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200909
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-jar-uri-xss(38356)
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2007-331-01
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2007-333-01
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=369814
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4018
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://browser.netscape.com/releasenotes/
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1084
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0260
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-4098
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:246
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0093
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0093
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0001-1 firefox
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1082
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018928
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 1018977
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200712-21
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3818
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-3952
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1424
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-4106
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#715737

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9873
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)