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CVE-2008-1238 Detail

Current Description

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.13 and SeaMonkey before 1.1.9, when generating the HTTP Referer header, does not list the entire URL when it contains Basic Authentication credentials without a username, which makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass application protection mechanisms that rely on Referer headers, such as with some Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) mechanisms.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-04/msg00002.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0208.html
http://sla.ckers.org/forum/read.php?10,20033 Exploit
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-238492-1
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0128
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1532
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1534
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1535
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200805-18.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:080
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-16.html Exploit
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0207.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0209.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/490196/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28448
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019703
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-592-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-087A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0998/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1793/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41449
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9889

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Authentication (CWE-287)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.0.0.12
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:seamonkey:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
1.1.8


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1238
NVD Published Date:
03/27/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018