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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5015

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.
Publish Date : 2008-11-13 Last Update Date : 2017-09-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-11-10 2008-11-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5015 unix
ELSA-2008:0978: firefox security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22309 unix
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 chr... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11063 unix
RHSA-2008:0978 -- firefox security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29237 unix
RHSA-2008:0978: firefox security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080978 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-2008-5015

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mozilla Firefox * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta5 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mozilla Firefox 7

- References For CVE-2008-5015
VUPEN ADV-2008-3146
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:055
CERT TA08-319A
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0978
VUPEN ADV-2009-0977
SECTRACK 1021191
BID 32281 Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities Release Date:2014-09-23 CONFIRM
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11063

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5015

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