Vulnerability CVE-2008-1448


Published: 2008-08-12   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
The MHTML protocol handler in a component of Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 SP2 and 6 through SP1, and Windows Mail, does not assign the correct Internet Explorer Security Zone to UNC share pathnames, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and read arbitrary files via an mhtml: URI in conjunction with a redirection, aka "URL Parsing Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability."

Type:

CWE-264

(Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.1/10
6.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
None
None
Affected software
Microsoft -> Outlook express 
Microsoft -> Windows mail 

 References:
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=121915960406986&w=2
http://www.coresecurity.com/content/internet-explorer-zone-elevation
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495458/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30585
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020679
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020680
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-225A.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2352
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2008/ms08-048
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5886

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