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Internet Explorer Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-08-16    Last Update:  2006-03-23    Views:  109,645

Secunia Advisory SA12304

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Spoofing

Solution Status:

Partial Fix

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Liu Die Yu has discovered a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to conduct phishing attacks against a user.

The vulnerability is caused due to Internet Explorer failing to update the address bar after a sequence of actions has been performed on a named window. This can be exploited to display content from a malicious site while displaying the URL of a trusted site in the address bar.

The vulnerability has been confirmed on a fully patched system with Internet Explorer 6 running on Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 / Microsoft Windows XP SP1.

Previous versions of Internet Explorer may also be affected.

Secunia has developed a demonstration of the vulnerability, which may be found here:
http://secunia.com/internet_explorer_address_bar_spoofing_test_popup/

NOTE: Currently known attack vectors do not work on Windows XP systems with SP2 applied.


Solution:
Disable Active Scripting or use another product.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Liu Die Yu

Original Advisory:
http://umbrella.name/computer/originalvuln/msie/NullyFake/nullyfake-content.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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