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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Domain Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020382
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020382
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2947   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 14 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 30 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.01, 6, 6 SP1, 7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote user can conduct a cross-domain scripting attack.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will modify a page location via a JavaScript object to execute arbitrary scripting code on the target user's system in the context of an arbitrary domain.

The code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the target domain, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the domain, or take actions on the domain acting as the target user.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.ph4nt0m.org-a.googlepages.com/PSTZine_0x02_0x04.txt

rayh4c reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary scripting code on the target user's system in the context of an arbitrary domain. The remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the target site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of a cumulative update (MS08-058).

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-058.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-058.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 30 Jun 2008 01:09:07 -0400
Subject:  IE


http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/923508


 
 


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