CVE-2016-7966

NVD - CVE-2016-7966

CVE-2016-7966 Detail

Current Description

Through a malicious URL that contained a quote character it was possible to inject HTML code in KMail's plaintext viewer. Due to the parser used on the URL it was not possible to include the equal sign (=) or a space into the injected HTML, which greatly reduces the available HTML functionality. Although it is possible to include an HTML comment indicator to hide content.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.3 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-10/msg00065.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3697 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/05/1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93360 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/QNMM5TVPTJQFPJ3YDF4DPXDFW3GQLWLY/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-94 Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-7966
NVD Published Date:
12/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
12/27/2016
Source:
MITRE