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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-2968

Firefox 1.0.6 and Mozilla 1.7.10 allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a URL that is provided to the browser on the command line, which is sent unfiltered to bash.
Publish Date : 2005-09-20 Last Update Date : 2017-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of Mozilla and Firefox as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2005-09-13 2005-09-06
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Firefox 1.0.6 and Mozilla 1.7.10 allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a URL that i... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11105 unix
RHSA-2005:785: firefox security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050785 unix
RHSA-2005:785: firefox security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005785 unix
RHSA-2005:791: thunderbird security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050791 unix
RHSA-2005:791: thunderbird security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005791 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-2005-2968

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 * Linux * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mozilla Mozilla 1.7.10 * Linux * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mozilla Firefox 1
Mozilla Mozilla 1

- References For CVE-2005-2968
BID 15495 SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 Maintenance Pack 4 Released - Multiple Vulnerabilities Fixed Release Date:2007-02-27
SCO SCOSA-2005.49
REDHAT RHSA-2005:791
CERT-VN VU#914681
REDHAT RHSA-2005:785
BID 14888 Mozilla Browser/Firefox Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
VUPEN ADV-2005-1794
VUPEN ADV-2005-1824
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11105

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-2968

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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