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CVE-2007-4038 Detail

Current Description

Argument injection vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.5, when running on systems with Thunderbird 1.5 installed and certain URIs registered, allows remote attackers to conduct cross-browser scripting attacks and execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a mailto URI, which are inserted into the command line that is created when invoking Thunderbird.exe, a similar issue to CVE-2007-3670.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/27/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4038
Original release date:
07/27/2007
Last revised:
09/05/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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 modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/31/2007)

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
http://larholm.com/2007/07/25/mozilla-protocol-abuse/ External Source MISC http://larholm.com/2007/07/25/mozilla-protocol-abuse/
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2007/Jul/0557.html External Source FULLDISC 20070725 Mozilla protocol abuse
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/474624/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070725 Mozilla protocol abuse
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/474686/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070726 Re: Mozilla protocol abuse

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