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Internet Explorer Window Loading Race Condition Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-04-04    Last Update:  2006-06-13    Views:  137,404

Secunia Advisory SA19521

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Spoofing

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Hai Nam Luke has discovered a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct phishing attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to a race condition in the loading of web content and Macromedia Flash Format files (".swf") in browser windows. This can be exploited to spoof the address bar in a browser window showing web content from a malicious web site.

Secunia has constructed a test, which can be used to check if your browser is affected by this issue:
http://secunia.com/Internet_Explorer_Address_Bar_Spoofing_Vulnerability_Test/


Solution:
Apply patches (see SA19762).

Provided and/or discovered by:
Hai Nam Luke

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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