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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0591

Original release date: 02/08/2008
Last revised: 09/20/2011


Mozilla Firefox before and Thunderbird before does not properly manage a delay timer used in confirmation dialogs, which might allow remote attackers to trick users into confirming an unsafe action, such as remote file execution, by using a timer to change the window focus, aka the "dialog refocus bug" or "ffclick2".


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; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/6251b18e050302ebe7fe74294b55c818.html
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019339
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://browser.netscape.com/releasenotes/
External Source: BID
Name: 24293
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0627
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1506
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1484
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070604 Assorted browser vulnerabilities
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:008
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0103
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1995
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070604 Assorted browser vulnerabilities
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1535
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080209 rPSA-2008-0051-1 firefox
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0104
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=376473
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 238492
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1793
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-18
External Source: MISC
Name: http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/ffclick2/
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1489
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1435
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0051
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080229 rPSA-2008-0093-1 thunderbird
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0454
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1459
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0093
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0453
External Source: BID
Name: 27683
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2060
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-08.html
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2118
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:062
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:048
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0105
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1485
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 FLEA-2008-0001-1 firefox
External Source: SREASON
Name: 2781
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10900
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0093
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-576-1

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10900
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:thunderbird: and previous versions

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