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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5513

Original release date: 12/17/2008
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Unspecified vulnerability in the session-restore feature in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.5 and 2.x before allows remote attackers to bypass the same origin policy, inject content into documents associated with other domains, and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via unknown vectors related to restoration of SessionStore data.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
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: BID
Name: 32882
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0002
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:1036
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-690-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0977
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-69.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:1037
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:245
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:244
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-sessionrestore-security-bypass(47418)
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 256408
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021421
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1707
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10389
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-690-2

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10389
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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