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CVE-2008-5508 Detail

Current Description

Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.5 and 2.x before 2.0.0.19, Thunderbird 2.x before 2.0.0.19, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.14 does not properly parse URLs with leading whitespace or control characters, which might allow remote attackers to misrepresent URLs and simplify phishing attacks.

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://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-256408-1 Broken Link
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-258748-1 Broken Link
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1696 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1697 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1704 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1707 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:244 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:245 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:012 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-66.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1036.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1037.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0002.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32882 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021426 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-690-2 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-701-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-701-2 Third Party Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0977 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=425046 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=460803 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47414 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11040 Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/690-1/ Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Input Validation (CWE-20)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
2.0
Up to (excluding)
2.0.0.19
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
3.0
Up to (excluding)
3.0.5
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:seamonkey:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
1.0
Up to (excluding)
1.1.14
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
2.0
Up to (excluding)
2.0.0.19

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5508
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2008
NVD Last Modified:
11/08/2018