Vulnerability CVE-2008-5551


Published: 2008-12-12   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
The XSS Filter in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 allows remote attackers to bypass the XSS protection mechanism and conduct XSS attacks by injecting data at two different positions within an HTML document, related to STYLE elements and the CSS expression property, aka a "double injection."

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Low
Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 Anti-XSS Filter Vulnerabilities
Rafel Ivgi
12.12.2008

Type:

CWE-79

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

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.3/10
2.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
Partial
None
Affected software
Microsoft -> Internet explorer 

 References:
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4724
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499124/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32780
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47277

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