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CVE-2008-5554 Detail

Current Description

The XSS Filter in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 does not properly handle some HTTP headers that appear after a CRLF sequence in a URI, which allows remote attackers to bypass the XSS protection mechanism and conduct XSS or redirection attacks, as demonstrated by the (1) Location and (2) Set-Cookie HTTP headers. NOTE: the vendor has reportedly stated that the XSS Filter intentionally does not attempt to "address every conceivable XSS attack scenario."

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499124/100/0/threaded
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47277
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47443

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE-79)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:8:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5554
NVD Published Date:
12/12/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018