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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Lets Remote Users Partially Spoof Address Bar URLs
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017122
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5544   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 26 2006
Impact:   Modification of system information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote user can spoof address bar URLs for popup windows.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will open a popup window containing content from an arbitrary site but showing an apparently different address. A portion of the URL is not initially displayed.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

[Editor's note: In our testing of the Secunia demonstration, the actual URL of the window was displayed in the popup window and no address spoofing was observed.]

Impact:   A remote user can spoof address bar URLs for popup windows.
Solution:   On October 31, 2006, Microsoft stated that the actual URL of the popup page is displayed and that this is not a vulnerability.

The Microsoft notices are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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