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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4066

Original release date: 09/24/2008
Last revised: 10/29/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14, and other versions before 2.0.0.17, allows remote attackers to bypass cross-site scripting (XSS) protection mechanisms and conduct XSS attacks via HTML-escaped low surrogate characters that are ignored by the HTML parser, as demonstrated by a "jav�ascript" sequence, aka "HTML escaped low surrogates bug."

Impact

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: SECUNIA
Name: 32092
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34501
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-647-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32185
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1649
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32044
Type: Advisory
External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#96950482
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0908
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31984
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:206
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32144
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:205
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32012
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8401
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31985
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-645-2
External Source: JVNDB
Name: JVNDB-2011-000058
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=448166
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 256408
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=WZXONb-tqBw~
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0882
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32010
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0977
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:050
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.thespanner.co.uk/2008/06/30/javascript-protocol-fuzz-results/
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-43.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32025
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8429
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-269-02
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32007
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32042
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/bluehat/archive/2008/08/14/targeted-fuzzing.aspx
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-270-01
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32082
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8880
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32196
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-645-1
External Source: XF
Name: firefox-htmlparser-security-bypass(45358)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32845
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 31346
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2661
Type: Advisory
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-269-01
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1669
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020920

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8880
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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