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CVE-2020-27748 Detail

Current Description

A flaw was found in the xdg-email component of xdg-utils-1.1.0-rc1 and newer. When handling mailto: URIs, xdg-email allows attachments to be discreetly added via the URI when being passed to Thunderbird. An attacker could potentially send a victim a URI that automatically attaches a sensitive file to a new email. If a victim user does not notice that an attachment was added and sends the email, this could result in sensitive information disclosure. It has been confirmed that the code behind this issue is in xdg-email and not in Thunderbird.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1899769 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xdg/xdg-utils/-/issues/177 Exploit  Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-201 Insertion of Sensitive Information Into Sent Data Provider acceptance level Red Hat, Inc.  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-27748
NVD Published Date:
06/01/2021
NVD Last Modified:
06/11/2021
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.