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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0418

Original release date: 02/08/2008
Last revised: 09/09/2013


Directory traversal vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before, Thunderbird before, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.8, when using "flat" addons, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary Javascript, image, and stylesheet files via the chrome: URI scheme, as demonstrated by stealing session information from sessionstore.js.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
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

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-18
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#309608
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0105
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0093
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019329
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:008
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0093
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-05.html
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0104
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-582-2
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/6251b18e050302ebe7fe74294b55c818.html
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-582-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0001-1 firefox
External Source: BID
Name: 27406
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1995
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-576-1
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10705
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1485
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2118
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 239546
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1793
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2060
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1506
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080229 rPSA-2008-0093-1 thunderbird
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1484
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2091
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0453
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0263
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-061-01
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0627
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 238492
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.hiredhacker.com/2008/01/19/firefox-chrome-url-handling-directory-traversal/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://browser.netscape.com/releasenotes/
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1435
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0103
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:062
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1489
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1535
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080209 rPSA-2008-0051-1 firefox
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0051
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0454
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:048
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1459

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10705
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:seamonkey:1.1.7 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird: and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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