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CVE-2007-3670 Detail

Current Description

Argument injection vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer, when running on systems with Firefox installed and certain URIs registered, allows remote attackers to conduct cross-browser scripting attacks and execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a (1) FirefoxURL or (2) FirefoxHTML URI, which are inserted into the command line that is created when invoking firefox.exe. NOTE: it has been debated as to whether the issue is in Internet Explorer or Firefox. As of 20070711, it is CVE's opinion that IE appears to be failing to properly delimit the URL argument when invoking Firefox, and this issue could arise with other protocol handlers in IE as well. However, Mozilla has stated that it will address the issue with a "defense in depth" fix that will "prevent IE from sending Firefox malicious data."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/10/2007
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

Evaluator Impact

Successful exploit requires that Mozilla Firefox is installed.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/ChangeLog.txt
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2007-07/0160.html
http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2007/07/10/security-issue-in-url-protocol-handling-on-windows/
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00771742
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00774579
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=565
http://larholm.com/2007/07/10/internet-explorer-0day-exploit/
http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2007/07/10/blocking-the-firefox-gt-ie-0-day.aspx
http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/07d098f99c9fe6956523beae37f32fda.html
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/358017 US Government Resource
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:152
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-23.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-40.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_49_mozilla.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/473276/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24837
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018351
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018360
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/11/ie_firefox_vuln/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-503-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-199A.html US Government Resource
http://www.virusbtn.com/news/virus_news/2007/07_11.xml
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2473
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2565
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4272
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0082
http://www.xs-sniper.com/sniperscope/IE-Pwns-Firefox.html
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35346

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3670
NVD Published Date:
07/10/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/15/2018