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CVE-2008-4723 Detail

Description

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 through 3.0.3 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via an ftp:// URL for an HTML document within a (1) JPG, (2) PDF, or (3) TXT file. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/23/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4723
Original release date:
10/23/2008
Last revised:
10/24/2008
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 (01/21/2009)

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security flaw. Firefox is handling the ftp:// URL as expected.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31855 Exploit External Source BID 31855

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

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