ID CVE-2008-3198
Summary Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script into a chrome document via unspecified vectors, as demonstrated by injection into a XUL error page. NOTE: this can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code using CVE-2008-2933.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Base: 7.5 (as of 08-08-2017 - 01:31)
  • Code Injection
    An adversary exploits a weakness in input validation on the target to inject new code into that which is currently executing. This differs from code inclusion in that code inclusion involves the addition or replacement of a reference to a code file, which is subsequently loaded by the target and used as part of the code of some application.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files. When the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
redhat via4
id 1618332
title CVE-2008-3198 security flaw
  • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304026
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331005
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment devhelp is earlier than 0:0.12-18.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597001
        • comment devhelp is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097002
      • AND
        • comment devhelp-devel is earlier than 0:0.12-18.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597003
        • comment devhelp-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097004
      • AND
        • comment xulrunner is earlier than 0:
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597005
        • comment xulrunner is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569002
      • AND
        • comment xulrunner-devel is earlier than 0:
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597007
        • comment xulrunner-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569004
      • AND
        • comment xulrunner-devel-unstable is earlier than 0:
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597009
        • comment xulrunner-devel-unstable is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080569006
      • AND
        • comment yelp is earlier than 0:2.16.0-20.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597011
        • comment yelp is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097006
      • AND
        • comment firefox is earlier than 0:3.0.1-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597013
        • comment firefox is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070097008
      • AND
        • comment nspluginwrapper is earlier than 0:
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597015
        • comment nspluginwrapper is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080597016
id RHSA-2008:0597
released 2008-07-16
severity Critical
title RHSA-2008:0597: firefox security update (Critical)
  • devhelp-0:0.12-18.el5
  • devhelp-debuginfo-0:0.12-18.el5
  • devhelp-devel-0:0.12-18.el5
  • firefox-0:3.0.1-1.el5
  • firefox-debuginfo-0:3.0.1-1.el5
  • nspluginwrapper-0:
  • nspluginwrapper-debuginfo-0:
  • xulrunner-0:
  • xulrunner-debuginfo-0:
  • xulrunner-devel-0:
  • xulrunner-devel-unstable-0:
  • yelp-0:2.16.0-20.el5
  • yelp-debuginfo-0:2.16.0-20.el5
refmap via4
bid 30244
xf firefox-chrome-xss(44199)
Last major update 08-08-2017 - 01:31
Published 17-07-2008 - 13:41
Last modified 08-08-2017 - 01:31
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