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CVE-2002-0722 Detail


Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, and 6.0 allows remote attackers to misrepresent the source of a file in the File Download dialogue box to trick users into thinking that the file type is safe to download, aka "File Origin Spoofing."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/24/2002

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BUGTRAQ 20020828 Origin of downloaded files can be spoofed in MSIE External Source XF ie-file-origin-spoofing(9937) Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source MS MS02-047 External Source BID 5559

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