Microsoft Internet Explorer oIFrameElement.Document cross-domain script execution

ie-iframe-document-script-execution (10371) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to execute malicious JavaScript in restricted domains by using an oIFrameElement.Document object to bypass security domain restrictions and access an iframe's Document Object Model (DOM). This could allow an attacker to steal cookies from Web sites, gain access to Web site content, and read files or execute program's on a victim's computer. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a malicious Web page and hosting it on a Web site or sending it to a potential victim as an HTML email.


Gain Access


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.

— OR —

Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.


Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0


Oct 15, 2002

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