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CVE-2007-3896 Detail

Current Description

The URL handling in Shell32.dll in the Windows shell in Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003, with Internet Explorer 7 installed, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs via invalid "%" sequences in a mailto: or other URI handler, as demonstrated using mIRC, Outlook, Firefox, Adobe Reader, Skype, and other applications. NOTE: this issue might be related to other issues involving URL handlers in Windows systems, such as CVE-2007-3845. There also might be separate but closely related issues in the applications that are invoked by the handlers.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/10/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3896
Original release date:
10/10/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
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; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=577 External Source MISC http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=577
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=119143780202107&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20071003 0day: mIRC pwns Windows
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=119144449915918&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20071003 Re: 0day: mIRC pwns Windows
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=119159924712561&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20071005 URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=119168062128026&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20071006 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=119194714125580&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20071009 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=119195904813505&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20071007 Re: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=119159477404263&w=2 External Source FULLDISC 20071005 URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=119168727402084&w=2 External Source FULLDISC 20071006 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=119170531020020&w=2 External Source FULLDISC 20071006 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=119171444628628&w=2 External Source FULLDISC 20071006 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=119175323322021&w=2 External Source FULLDISC 20071007 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=119180333805950&w=2 External Source FULLDISC 20071007 Re: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://securitytracker.com/id?1018831 External Source SECTRACK 1018831
http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/96982 External Source MISC http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/96982
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/403150 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#403150
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/943521.mspx External Source MSKB 943521
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS07-061.mspx External Source MS MS07-061
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481493/100/100/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071004 Re[2]: 0day: mIRC pwns Windows
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481505/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071004 Re: 0day: mIRC pwns Windows
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481624/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071005 RE: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481664/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071006 Re[2]: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481671/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071006 Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481680/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071006 Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape,Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481839/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071007 Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481846/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071007 Re: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape,Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481867/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071008 Re: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape,Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481871/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071009 RE: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481881/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071007 Re: Re[2]: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape,Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481887/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071008 Re: [Full-disclosure] URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482090/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071011 M$ will fix URI?
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482292/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071014 Third-party patch for CVE-2007-3896 (Internet Explorer 7 invalid URI handling) available
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482437/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071017 Re: Third-party patch for CVE-2007-3896, UPDATE NOW
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/484186/100/0/threaded External Source HP SSRT071498
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25945 External Source BID 25945
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018822 External Source SECTRACK 1018822
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-317A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-317A
http://xs-sniper.com/blog/remote-command-exec-firefox-2005/ External Source MISC http://xs-sniper.com/blog/remote-command-exec-firefox-2005/
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A4581 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4581

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4581
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4581

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