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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Mixed Content Handling Bug Lets Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038447
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038447
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0064   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 10 2017
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9, 10, 11
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

The browser does not properly handle mixed content. A remote user can create a specially crafted '.url' file that, when loaded by the target user, bypass Mixed Content security warnings on the target system to load HTTP content when the target user is browsing secure content (HTTPS).

Jun Kokatsu (@shhnjk) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass Mixed Content security warnings on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4018271
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4016871
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019215
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019472
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019473
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019474
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019264
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019214

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/bc365363-f51e-e711-80da-000d3a32fc99 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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