Microsoft Internet Explorer subframe cross-site scripting

ie-subframe-xss (13846) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. By creating a malicious Web page that contains a subframe, a FRAME or IFRAME tag, the attacker could bypass the cross-domain security model. This could allow an attacker to cause the execution of malicious script within the victim's "My Computer" security zone, once the page is visited.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.4
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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 The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP3
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server x64
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server zh
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6 Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6a Workstation
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6a Server
  • Microsoft Windows XP 2003 x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP zh
  • Microsoft Windows XP x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP1 x64

Reported:

Nov 25, 2003

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