Microsoft Internet Explorer download function cache directory disclosure
|ie-download-directory-disclosure (13847)||Medium Risk|
The Simplified Chinese release of Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a vulnerability in the download function. By creating a specially-crafted Web page with an invalid value in the Content-Type: header field and a file with an .htm file extension for the file name field, a remote attacker could cause the disclosure of the victim's cache directory, once the victim views the malicious Web page.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Nov 25 2003 - 04:02:42 CST: Invalid ContentType may disclose cache directory.
- BugTraq Mailing Systems, Tue Nov 25 2003 - 04:06:21 CST: Note for "Invalid ContentType may disclose cache directory".
- Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Tue Nov 25 2003 - 04:36:39 CST: IE Key .
- BID-9106: Microsoft Internet Explorer Invalid ContentType Cache Directory Location Disclosure Weakness
- CVE-2003-1028: The download function of Internet Explorer 6 SP1 allows remote attackers to obtain the cache directory name via an HTTP response with an invalid ContentType and a .htm file, which could allow remote attackers to bypass security mechanisms that rely on random names, as demonstrated by threadid10008.
- OSVDB ID: 7890: Microsoft IE Download Function Cache Disclosure (threadid10008)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
- Microsoft Windows XP zh
Nov 25, 2003
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