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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4582

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 through 3.0.3, Firefox 2.x before, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13, when running on Windows, do not properly identify the context of Windows .url shortcut files, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and obtain sensitive information via an HTML document that is directly accessible through a filesystem, as demonstrated by documents in (1) local folders, (2) Windows share folders, and (3) RAR archives, and as demonstrated by IFRAMEs referencing shortcuts that point to (a) about:cache?device=memory and (b) about:cache?device=disk, a variant of CVE-2008-2810.
Publish Date : 2008-10-15 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similarObtain Information
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1669 xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7740 unix
DSA-1669-1 xulrunner - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19874 unix
DSA-1671 iceweasel -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8140 unix
DSA-1671-1 iceweasel - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20161 unix
DSA-1696 icedove -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8021 unix
DSA-1696-1 icedove -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12973 unix
DSA-1697 iceape -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7950 unix
DSA-1697-1 iceape -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13245 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4582

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 6.06 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 7.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mozilla Firefox Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 1.1.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 1
Mozilla Firefox 13
Mozilla Seamonkey 27

- References For CVE-2008-4582
XF firefox-internet-shortcut-info-disclosure(45740)
VUPEN ADV-2009-0977
VUPEN ADV-2008-2818
CERT TA08-319A
SECTRACK 1021190
BID 31747 Mozilla Firefox '.url' Shortcut Processing Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2009-05-15
BID 31611 Mozilla Firefox Internet Shortcut Same Origin Policy Violation Vulnerability Release Date:2009-05-15
BUGTRAQ 20081007 Firefox Privacy Broken If Used to Open Web Page File CONFIRM
SECTRACK 1021212

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4582

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