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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Edge Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Edge Cross-Domain Bypass in 'about:blank' Lets Remote Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037573
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037573
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0002   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 10 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 2016
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Edge. A remote user can gain elevated privileges.

The browser does not properly enforce cross-domain policies with 'about:blank' windows. A remote user can exploit this flaw to inject data from one domain into a different domain and gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Impact:   A remote user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-001

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-001 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (10)

Message History:   None.


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