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CVE-2005-2968 Detail


Firefox 1.0.6 and Mozilla 1.7.10 allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a URL that is provided to the browser on the command line, which is sent unfiltered to bash.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/20/2005

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of Mozilla and Firefox as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SCO SCOSA-2005.49 External Source DEBIAN DSA-866 External Source DEBIAN DSA-868 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#914681 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2005:174 External Source CONFIRM External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:785 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:791 External Source BID 14888 External Source BID 15495 External Source UBUNTU USN-186-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-186-2 External Source UBUNTU USN-200-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-1794 External Source VUPEN ADV-2005-1824 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11105

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