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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Lets Remote Users Spoof the Address Bar URL
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015899
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015899
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1192   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 11 2006
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.01 SP4, 6 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). A remote user can spoof the address bar URL.

A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will display spoofed content in a browser window where the address bar and other user interface components will indicate an arbitrary URL in an arbitrary web domain.

The vendor reports that it is not possible for the target user to interact with the spoofed content. Interactions will occur with the site of the arbitrary URL.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof the address bar URL.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes as part of a cumulative update:

Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=594E7B87-AF8F-4346-9164-596E3E5C22B1

Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=033C41E1-2B36-4696-987A-099FC57E0129

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F05FFB31-E6B4-4771-81F1-4ACCEBF72133

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EE566871-D217-41D3-BECC-B27FAFA00054

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E584957C-0ABE-4129-ABAF-AA2852AD62A3

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5A1C8BE3-39EE-4937-9BD1-280FC35125C6

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C278FE3E-620A-4BBC-868B-CA2D9EFF7AC3

A restart is required.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-013.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-013.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (98), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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