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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0416

Original release date: 02/11/2008
Last revised: 07/29/2013


Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox before, Thunderbird before, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.8 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via certain character encodings, including (1) a backspace character that is treated as whitespace, (2) 0x80 with Shift_JIS encoding, and (3) "zero-length non-ASCII sequences" in certain Asian character sets.


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: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1793
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2091
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1489
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-592-1
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1485
External Source: JVNDB
Name: JVNDB-2008-000021
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-087A
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 238492
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=404252,381412,407161
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1484
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 239546
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-576-1
External Source: TURBO
Name: TLSA-2008-9
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-13.html
External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#21563357
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-character-encoding-xss(40488)
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-18
External Source: BID
Name: 29303

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox: and previous versions
cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.7 and previous versions
cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird: and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

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