Microsoft Internet Explorer "Web Folder" script injection

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

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 The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.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 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0

Reported:

Aug 15, 2002

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