Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey mailto: URL weak security

firefox-mailto-weak-security (57395) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey could provide weaker than expected security, caused by an error when an image tag pointing to a resource redirects to a mailto: URL. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site containing a malicious image tag, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to open the email editor application.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2010-23 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2010-23: Image src redirect to mailto: URL opens email editor.
  • CVE-2010-0181: Mozilla Firefox before 3.5.9 and 3.6.x before 3.6.2, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.4, executes a mail application in situations where an IMG element has a SRC attribute that is a redirect to a mailto: URL, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive application launches) via an HTML document with many images.
  • MDVSA-2010:070: firefox
  • MDVSA-2010:070-1: firefox
  • OSVDB ID: 63466: Mozilla Multiple Browsers IMG SRC mailto: External Mail Program Execution
  • SA39136: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39240: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA39243: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SA:2010:021: Mozilla security update
  • SUSE-SR:2010:013: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-921-1: Firefox 3.5 and Xulrunner vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 X86_64
  • Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.13
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.14
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.15
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.16
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.17
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.0.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0

Reported:

Mar 30, 2010

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