Multiple vendor Web browsers allows attacker to hijack a user`s session

web-browser-session-hijack (17415) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Multiple vendor Web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to set cookies within specific top-level domains (TLDs). By setting a cookie on victim's Web browser for specific top-level domains, a remote attacker could cause the Web browser to send the cookies when connecting to any Web server within the same domain, and possibly allow the attacker to hijack the user's session.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of KDE Konqueror (3.3 or later), available from the KDE Konqueror Web site. See References.

References:

  • Westpoint Security Advisory wp-04-0001: Multiple Browser Cookie Injection Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-11186: Multiple Browser Cross-Domain Cookie Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0866: Internet Explorer 6.0 allows web sites to set cookies for country-specific top-level domains, such as .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, and .sch.uk, which could allow remote attackers to perform a session fixation attack and hijack a user's HTTP session.
  • CVE-2004-0867: Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 allows web sites to set cookies for country-specific top-level domains, such as .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, and .sch.uk, which could allow remote attackers to perform a session fixation attack and hijack a user's HTTP session. NOTE: it was later reported that 2.x is also affected.
  • OSVDB ID: 48818: Microsoft IE Top Level Domain Cross-Domain Cookie Fixation
  • SA12580: Mozilla / Mozilla Firefox Cross-Domain Cookie Injection Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1011331: Firefox Bug in Setting Cookies in Certain Domains May Let Remote Users Conduct Session Fixation Attacks
  • SECTRACK ID: 1011332: Microsoft Internet Explorer Bug in Setting Cookies in Certain Domains May Let Remote Users Conduct Session Fixation Attacks

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2

Reported:

Sep 16, 2004

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