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CVE-2008-5912 Detail

Current Description

An unspecified function in the JavaScript implementation in Microsoft Internet Explorer creates and exposes a "temporary footprint" when there is a current login to a web site, which makes it easier for remote attackers to trick a user into acting upon a spoofed pop-up message, aka an "in-session phishing attack." NOTE: as of 20090116, the only disclosure is a vague pre-advisory with no actionable information. However, because it is from a well-known researcher, it is being assigned a CVE identifier for tracking purposes.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): Single
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://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090113-new-method-of-phishmongering-could-fool-experienced-users.html
http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212900161
http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/01/13/Browser_bug_could_allow_phishing_without_email_1.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33276
http://www.trusteer.com/files/In-session-phishing-advisory-2.pdf
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/48173

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

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

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5912
NVD Published Date:
01/20/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017