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Title: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'ieframe.dll' Script Injection Vulnerability

Severity: MODERATE

Description:

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a browser application for the Windows operating system.

The application is prone to a script-injection vulnerability when handling specially crafted requests to 'acr_error.htm' via the 'res://' protocol.

User-supplied HTML code supplied to 'acr_error.htm' is processed by 'acr.js', which fails to adequately sanitize the code before executing and rendering it in the browser window. Both 'acr_error.htm' and 'acr.js' are part of the 'ieframe.dll' dynamic-link library.

An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of a user's browser. Successful exploits can allow the attacker to steal cookie-based authentication credentials, obtain potentially sensitive information stored on the victim's computer, and launch other attacks.

Internet Explorer 8 is vulnerable. Internet Explorer 7 is likely vulnerable as well, but this has not been confirmed.

Affected Products:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

References:

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