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Internet Explorer vulnerability: Nov 8

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by eddie5659, Nov 9, 2001.

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  1. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Hiya

    Cookie Data in IE Can Be Exposed or Altered Through Script Injection

    Web sites use cookies as a way to store information on a user's
    local system. Most often, this information is used for customizing
    and retaining a site's setting for a user across multiple sessions.
    By design each site should maintain its own cookies on a user's
    machine and be able to access only those cookies.

    A vulnerability exists because it is possible to craft a URL that
    can allow sites to gain unauthorized access to user's cookies and
    potentially modify the values contained in them. Because some web
    sites store sensitive information in a user's cookies, it is also
    possible that personal information could be exposed.

    Microsoft is preparing a patch for this issue, but in the meantime
    customers can protect their systems by disabling active
    scripting. (The FAQ provides step-by-step instructions for doing
    this). This will protect against both the web-hosted and the
    mail-borne variants discussed above. When the patch is complete,
    Microsoft will re-release this bulletin and provide details on
    obtaining and using it.

    Affected Software:

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms01-055.asp

    Regards

    eddie
     
  2. beach51

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    Thanks for the info,eddie.
     
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