Microsoft Internet Explorer document.open address bar spoofing

ie-open-addressbar-spoofing (35421) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to spoof the address bar, caused by the improper handling of document.open() calls. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page and enter a trusted URL in the address bar, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof the address bar or conduct phishing attacks.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

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 The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.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 SP4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server x64
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 x64 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP x64 Professional

Reported:

Jul 13, 2007

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