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CVE-2008-4066 Detail

Current Description

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14, and other versions before 2.0.0.17, allows remote attackers to bypass cross-site scripting (XSS) protection mechanisms and conduct XSS attacks via HTML-escaped low surrogate characters that are ignored by the HTML parser, as demonstrated by a "jav&#56325ascript" sequence, aka "HTML escaped low surrogates bug."

Source:  MITRE
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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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://blogs.technet.com/bluehat/archive/2008/08/14/targeted-fuzzing.aspx Exploit
http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=WZXONb-tqBw~
http://jvn.jp/en/jp/JVN96950482/index.html
http://jvndb.jvn.jp/ja/contents/2011/JVNDB-2011-000058.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00005.html
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.379422
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.405232
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.412123
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-256408-1
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1649
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1669
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:205
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:206
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-43.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0882.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0908.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31346
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020920
http://www.thespanner.co.uk/2008/06/30/javascript-protocol-fuzz-results/ Exploit
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-645-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-645-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-647-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2661 Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0977 Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=448166
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45358
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8880
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg01384.html Vendor Advisory
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg01403.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE-79)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4066
NVD Published Date:
09/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017