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CVE-2017-16541 Detail

Current Description

Tor Browser before 7.0.9 on macOS and Linux allows remote attackers to bypass the intended anonymity feature and discover a client IP address via vectors involving a crafted web site that leverages file:// mishandling in Firefox, aka TorMoil. NOTE: Tails is unaffected.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/04/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16541
Original release date:
11/04/2017
Last revised:
11/27/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
6.5 Medium
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (legend)
Impact Score:
3.6
Exploitability Score:
2.8
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
Required
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
None
Availability (A):
None
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/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 disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101665 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BID 101665
https://blog.torproject.org/tor-browser-709-released Issue Tracking; Vendor Advisory External Source MISC https://blog.torproject.org/tor-browser-709-released
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1412081 Permissions Required External Source MISC https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1412081
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24052 Issue Tracking; Vendor Advisory External Source MISC https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24052
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tormoil-vulnerability-leaks-real-ip-address-from-tor-browser-users/ Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tormoil-vulnerability-leaks-real-ip-address-from-tor-browser-users/
https://www.wearesegment.com/research/tormoil-torbrowser-unspecified-critical-security-vulnerability/ Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://www.wearesegment.com/research/tormoil-torbrowser-unspecified-critical-security-vulnerability/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

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