ID CVE-2008-3198
Summary Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script into a chrome document via unspecified vectors, as demonstrated by injection into a XUL error page. NOTE: this can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code using CVE-2008-2933.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Base: 7.5 (as of 08-08-2017 - 01:31)
  • 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://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.
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
redhat via4
id 454697
title CVE-2008-2933 Firefox command line URL launches multi-tabs
  • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331001
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment devhelp is earlier than 0:0.12-18.el5
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597002
      • comment devhelp is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097003
    • AND
      • comment devhelp-devel is earlier than 0:0.12-18.el5
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597004
      • comment devhelp-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097005
    • AND
      • comment xulrunner is earlier than 0:
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597006
      • comment xulrunner is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569003
    • AND
      • comment xulrunner-devel is earlier than 0:
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597008
      • comment xulrunner-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569005
    • AND
      • comment xulrunner-devel-unstable is earlier than 0:
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597010
      • comment xulrunner-devel-unstable is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569007
    • AND
      • comment yelp is earlier than 0:2.16.0-20.el5
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597012
      • comment yelp is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097007
    • AND
      • comment firefox is earlier than 0:3.0.1-1.el5
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597014
      • comment firefox is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097009
    • AND
      • comment nspluginwrapper is earlier than 0:
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597016
      • comment nspluginwrapper is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597017
id RHSA-2008:0597
released 2008-07-16
severity Critical
title RHSA-2008:0597: firefox security update (Critical)
  • devhelp-0:0.12-18.el5
  • devhelp-devel-0:0.12-18.el5
  • xulrunner-0:
  • xulrunner-devel-0:
  • xulrunner-devel-unstable-0:
  • yelp-0:2.16.0-20.el5
  • firefox-0:3.0.1-1.el5
  • nspluginwrapper-0:
refmap via4
bid 30244
xf firefox-chrome-xss(44199)
Last major update 08-08-2017 - 01:31
Published 17-07-2008 - 13:41
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