ID CVE-2016-7966
Summary 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.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:kde:kmail:4.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kmail:4.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise:12.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise:12.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 27-12-2016 - 18:42)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
refmap via4
bid 93360
debian DSA-3697
fedora FEDORA-2016-92c112a380
mlist [oss-security] 20161004 Re: KMail vulnerabilites: need 3 CVE
suse openSUSE-SU-2016:2559
Last major update 27-12-2016 - 18:42
Published 23-12-2016 - 22:59
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