ID CVE-2008-5015
Summary Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4 assigns chrome privileges to a file: URI when it is accessed in the same tab from a chrome or privileged about: page, which makes it easier for user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via malicious code in a file that has already been saved on the local system.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:alpha:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:alpha:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta5:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:beta5:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.7.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:rc:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9:rc:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.9.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:0.10.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:preview_release:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:preview_release:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:2.0.0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 5.1 (as of 29-09-2017 - 01:32)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Code Injection
    An adversary exploits a weakness in input validation on the target to inject new code into that which is currently executing. This differs from code inclusion in that code inclusion involves the addition or replacement of a reference to a code file, which is subsequently loaded by the target and used as part of the code of some application.
  • 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.
  • 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 HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:11:13.141-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4 assigns chrome privileges to a file: URI when it is accessed in the same tab from a chrome or privileged about: page, which makes it easier for user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via malicious code in a file that has already been saved on the local system.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11063
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4 assigns chrome privileges to a file: URI when it is accessed in the same tab from a chrome or privileged about: page, which makes it easier for user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via malicious code in a file that has already been saved on the local system.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2008:0978
rpms
  • firefox-0:3.0.4-1.el4
  • nss-0:3.12.1.1-3.el4
  • nss-devel-0:3.12.1.1-3.el4
  • firefox-0:3.0.4-1.el5
  • xulrunner-0:1.9.0.4-1.el5
  • xulrunner-devel-0:1.9.0.4-1.el5
  • xulrunner-devel-unstable-0:1.9.0.4-1.el5
  • nss-0:3.12.1.1-3.el5
  • nss-devel-0:3.12.1.1-3.el5
  • nss-pkcs11-devel-0:3.12.1.1-3.el5
  • nss-tools-0:3.12.1.1-3.el5
  • devhelp-0:0.12-20.el5
  • devhelp-devel-0:0.12-20.el5
  • yelp-0:2.16.0-22.el5
refmap via4
bid 32281
cert TA08-319A
confirm http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-51.html
fedora FEDORA-2008-9669
mandriva MDVSA-2008:230
misc https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=447579
sectrack 1021191
secunia
  • 32695
  • 32713
  • 32721
  • 32778
  • 34501
sunalert 256408
suse SUSE-SA:2008:055
ubuntu USN-667-1
vupen
  • ADV-2008-3146
  • ADV-2009-0977
Last major update 29-09-2017 - 01:32
Published 13-11-2008 - 11:30
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