Microsoft Internet Explorer "Web Folder" script injection

ie-webfolder-script-injection (9881) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to execute script on a victim's computer using the Internet Explorer "Web Folder" feature. The "Web Folder" feature allows a user to edit and publish Web content. If a Web Folder does not exist, an error message is displayed when a user attempts to access a Web Folder. A remote attacker could create a malicious Web page that could cause a custom error page containing malicious script to be stored in a victim's temp directory, once the page is visited. This could allow an attacker to cause the execution of malicious script within the victim's "My Computer" security zone.


Gain Access


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 The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.


Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0


Aug 15, 2002

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