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CVE-2010-1210

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-07-20
Bugzilla: 615474: CVE-2010-1210 Mozilla Characters mapped to U+FFFD in 8 bit encodings cause subsequent character to vanish

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

intl/uconv/util/nsUnicodeDecodeHelper.cpp in Mozilla Firefox before 3.6.7 and Thunderbird before 3.1.1 inserts a U+FFFD sequence into text in certain circumstances involving undefined positions, which might make it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via crafted 8-bit text.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1210 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0547 July 21, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0547 July 21, 2010

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