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CVE-2016-7966 Detail

Current Description

Through a malicious URL that contained a quote character it was possible to inject HTML code in KMail's plaintext viewer. Due to the parser used on the URL it was not possible to include the equal sign (=) or a space into the injected HTML, which greatly reduces the available HTML functionality. Although it is possible to include an HTML comment indicator to hide content.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.3 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 3.4
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availability (A): Low

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-10/msg00065.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3697 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/05/1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93360 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/QNMM5TVPTJQFPJ3YDF4DPXDFW3GQLWLY/ Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') (CWE-94)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:kde:kmail:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
4.4.0

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise:12.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-7966
NVD Published Date:
12/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
12/27/2016