Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 String unknown vulnerability

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A vulnerability was found in Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 (Web Browser). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component String Handler. Impacted is integrity.

The bug was discovered 08/09/2005. The weakness was disclosed 08/08/2005 by Marc Ruef with scip AG as not defined mailinglist post (Website). The advisory is available at The vendor was not involved in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2005-2602 since 08/17/2005. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed by Marc Ruef and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 19718 (Mozilla Browser < 1.7.12 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local.

The problem might be mitigated by replacing the product with Google Chrome, Opera, Apple Safari or Microsoft Internet Explorer as an alternative. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (21754), Vulnerability Center (SBV-9190) and Tenable (19718). The entry 1683 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Marc Ruef
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Nessus ID: 19718
Nessus Name: Mozilla Browser < 1.7.12 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Alternative: Google Chrome/Opera/Apple Safari/Microsoft Internet Explorer


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Researcher: Marc Ruef
Organization: scip AG
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2005-2602 (🔍)
X-Force: 21754
Vulnerability Center: 9190 - Mozilla Firefox \x26d Thunderbird Long URI Obfuscation, Medium
SecurityFocus: 14526 - Mozilla Firefox And Thunderbird Long URI Obfuscation Weakness
OSVDB: 18691 - Mozilla - Firefox And Thunderbird - Long URI Obfuscation Weakness

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Created: 08/08/2005 01:15 PM
Updated: 07/04/2019 08:37 AM
Changes: (4) vulnerability_discoverydate countermeasure_date source_osvdb source_osvdb_title
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