Multiple Mozilla products URL parsing weak security

mozilla-urlparsing-weak-security (47414) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Multiple Mozilla products, including Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey could provide weaker than expected security, caused by an error when parsing URLs. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL containing leading whitespace and control characters to cause the parser to present malformed hyperlinks.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.4
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2008-66 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Bugzilla@Mozilla - Bug 425046: URLs containing 0x01 are interpreted very oddly - possible overflow bug?.
  • Bugzilla@Mozilla - Bug 451613: URL parsing treats leading whitespace inconsistently.
  • MFSA 2008-66: Errors parsing URLs with leading whitespace and control characters.
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2009009505, Rev 1: Nortel Response to Sun Alert 256408 - Solaris 10 - Vulnerabilities in Firefox May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • Sun Alert ID: 256408: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to Unauthorized Data.
  • Sun Alert ID: 258748: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Thunderbird Versions Prior to 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Unauthorized Access to Data.
  • ASA-2008-506: firefox security update (RHSA-2008-1036)
  • ASA-2009-004: thunderbird security update (RHSA-2009-0002)
  • ASA-2009-007: seamonkey security update (RHSA-2008-1037)
  • ASA-2009-158: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to unauthorized Data (Sun 256408)
  • ASA-2009-190: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Thunderbird Versions Prior to 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Unauthorized Access to Data (Sun 258748)
  • BID-32882: Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/SeaMonkey Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-5508: Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.5 and 2.x before 2.0.0.19, Thunderbird 2.x before 2.0.0.19, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.14 does not properly parse URLs with leading whitespace or control characters, which might allow remote attackers to misrepresent URLs and simplify phishing attacks.
  • DSA-1696: icedove -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1697: iceape -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1704: xulrunner -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1707: iceweasel -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2008:244: mozilla-firefox
  • MDVSA-2008:245: firefox
  • MDVSA-2009:012: mozilla-thunderbird
  • RHSA-2008-1036: Critical: firefox security update
  • RHSA-2008-1037: Critical: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2009-0002: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • SA33184: Mozilla Firefox 2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA33203: Mozilla Firefox 3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA33204: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA33205: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA34501: Sun Solaris Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA35080: Sun Solaris Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1021426: Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Parse URLs Containing Control Characters
  • SUSE-SA:2008:058: Mozilla Firefox security update
  • SUSE-SA:2009:002: Mozilla browser security problems
  • USN-690-1: Firefox and xulrunner vulnerabilities
  • USN-690-2: Firefox vulnerabilities
  • USN-701-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
  • USN-701-2: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.15
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.16
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.17
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.18
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Dev
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Beta
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.9
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1 Beta
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.10
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.11
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.12
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.13
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.10
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.11
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.12
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.13
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.14
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.15
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.17
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.18
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
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  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Dec 16, 2008

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