Multiple vendor Web browsers non-secure cookie hijack session

web-browser-cookie-session-hijack (17417) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Multiple vendor Web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to hijack another user's session. By performing a man-in-the-middle attack or spoofing a connection, a remote attacker could set a non-secure cookie on the victim's Web browser, which would be then sent to a secure server.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Westpoint Security Advisory wp-04-0001: Multiple Browser Cookie Injection Vulnerabilities.
  • CVE-2004-0869: Internet Explorer does not prevent cookies that are sent over an insecure channel (HTTP) from also being sent over a secure channel (HTTPS/SSL) in the same domain, which could allow remote attackers to steal cookies and conduct unauthorized activities, aka Cross Security Boundary Cookie Injection.
  • CVE-2004-0870: KDE Konqueror does not prevent cookies that are sent over an insecure channel (HTTP) from also being sent over a secure channel (HTTPS/SSL) in the same domain, which could allow remote attackers to steal cookies and conduct unauthorized activities, aka Cross Security Boundary Cookie Injection.
  • CVE-2004-0871: Mozilla does not prevent cookies that are sent over an insecure channel (HTTP) from also being sent over a secure channel (HTTPS/SSL) in the same domain, which could allow remote attackers to steal cookies and conduct unauthorized activities, aka Cross Security Boundary Cookie Injection.
  • CVE-2004-0872: Opera does not prevent cookies that are sent over an insecure channel (HTTP) from also being sent over a secure channel (HTTPS/SSL) in the same domain, which could allow remote attackers to steal cookies and conduct unauthorized activities, aka Cross Security Boundary Cookie Injection.
  • OSVDB ID: 10003: Multiple Browser Cross Security Boundary Cookie Injection
  • SECTRACK ID: 1011329: Opera Bug in Sending Non-Secure Cookies via SSL May Let Remote Users Conduct Session Fixation Attacks
  • SECTRACK ID: 1011330: Konqueror Bug in Sending Non-Secure Cookies via SSL May Let Remote Users Conduct Session Fixation Attacks
  • 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:

  • KDE Konqueror 3.1.4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.51

Reported:

Sep 16, 2004

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