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CVE-2007-3845 Detail


Mozilla Firefox before, Thunderbird before and 2.x before, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.4 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via certain vectors associated with launching "a file handling program based on the file extension at the end of the URI," a variant of CVE-2007-4041. NOTE: the vendor states that "it is still possible to launch a filetype handler based on extension rather than the registered protocol handler."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/07/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/10/2007)

Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the versions of Firefox or Thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source HP HPSBUX02153 External Source HP HPSBUX02156 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2007-213-01 External Source SUNALERT 103177 External Source SUNALERT 201516 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1344 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1345 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1346 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1391 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:152 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2007:047 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:047 External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20070801 FLEA-2007-0039-1 firefox External Source BUGTRAQ 20070803 FLEA-2007-0040-1 thunderbird External Source BID 25053 External Source UBUNTU USN-493-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-503-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4256 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0082 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM

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