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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-3988

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.18 and 3.5.x before 3.5.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.3, does not properly restrict read access to object properties in showModalDialog, which allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via crafted dialogArguments values.
Publish Date : 2010-02-22 Last Update Date : 2017-09-18
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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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Cross Site ScriptingBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N 2010-02-15 2010-02-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-3988 unix
DSA-1999 xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7463 unix
DSA-1999-1 xulrunner -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13349 unix
ELSA-2010:0112: firefox security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22903 unix
Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey XSS Vulnerability due to window.dialogArguments being readable cross-domain oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8355 windows
Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x before 3.0.18 and 3.5.x before 3.5.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.3, does not properly restrict read ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9384 unix
RHSA-2010:0112: firefox security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100112 unix
RHSA-2010:0112: firefox security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22145 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-2009-3988

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Beta 2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Beta 1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Alpha 3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Alpha 2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 Alpha 1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Mozilla Seamonkey 2.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mozilla Firefox 25
Mozilla Seamonkey 8

- References For CVE-2009-3988 CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0112
XF mozilla-showmodaldialog-xss(56362)
VUPEN ADV-2010-0405
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:015

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-3988

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