Secunia CSI7
Advisories
Research
Forums
Create Profile
Our Commitment
Database
Search
Advisories by Product
Advisories by Vendor
Terminology
Report Vulnerability
Insecure Library Loading
Less critical

Microsoft Internet Explorer Popup Title Bar Spoofing Weakness

-

Release Date:  2005-02-21    Last Update:  2005-02-22    Views:  48,471

Secunia Advisory SA14335

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Spoofing

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


bitlance winter has discovered a weakness in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct phishing attacks.

Windows XP SP2 has a security feature, which forces the URL of a popup to the present in the title bar when a popup has been opened without the address bar.

The problem is that the title bar can be spoofed via an overly long hostname. This can e.g. be exploited by a malicious web site to trick a user into entering sensitive information in a popup placed over a trusted site.

The weakness has been confirmed on a fully patched system with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Windows XP SP2.


Solution:
Do not enter sensitive information in popups after following links from untrusted sources.

Provided and/or discovered by:
bitlance winter

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

Subject: Microsoft Internet Explorer Popup Title Bar Spoofing Weakness

No posts yet

-

You must be logged in to post a comment.



 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 VARS
MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Factsheets
Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


 
© 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability