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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
Description Last Modified:  07/27/2007
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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:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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
http://larholm.com/2007/07/25/mozilla-protocol-abuse/
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2007/Jul/0557.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/474624/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/474686/100/0/threaded

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4038
NVD Published Date:
07/27/2007
NVD Last Modified:
09/05/2008