Microsoft Internet Explorer cross-frame domain restrictions bypass

ie-frame-domain-bypass (15337) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Microsoft Internet Explorer when running on Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional could allow a remote attacker to bypass cross-frame domain restrictions. By creating a malicious Web page, that contains a frameset with the target URL and malicious JavaScript embedded outside of the frameset, the attacker could monitor keystrokes and obtain sensitive user information, including login credentials, once the link is clicked.


Bypass Security


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • iDEFENSE Security Advisory 02.27.04: Microsoft Internet Explorer Cross Frame Scripting Restriction Bypass.
  • BID-9761: Microsoft Internet Explorer Cross-Domain Event Leakage Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-2383: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 through 6.0 allows remote attackers to bypass cross-frame scripting restrictions and capture keyboard events from other domains via an HTML document with Javascript that is outside a frameset that includes the target domain, then forcing the frameset to maintain focus. NOTE: the discloser claimed that the vendor does not categorize this as a vulnerability, but it can be used in a spoofing scenario; the discloser provides alternate scenarios. Spoofing scenarios are currently included in CVE.
  • OSVDB ID: 4078: Microsoft IE Cross Frame Scripting Restriction Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Feb 27, 2004

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