8307 : Mozilla Browsers FTP URI Null Character MIME Type Spoofing Arbitrary Code Execution
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2004-08-03

Description

Mozilla based browsers contain a flaw that allows a remote code injection. This flaw exists because the application does not properly validate input before opening. This could allow a user to create a specially crafted URL containing NULL characters that would spoof the MIME type and potentially execute arbitrary code in a user's browser within the trust relationship between the browser and the server, leading to a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

Upgrade the browser Firefox verison 0.9.3, Mozilla version 1.7.2 or higher, as it is believed to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Mozilla Organization
Mozilla Browser
1.7.2
1.7.1
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Firefox
0.9.3
0.9.2
0.8

References

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Credit

  • Mindwarper - mindwarperhush.com -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 6.4
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

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