The download function of Internet Explorer 6 SP1 allows remote attackers to obtain the cache directory name via an HTTP response with an invalid ContentType and a .htm file, which could allow remote attackers to bypass security mechanisms that rely on random names, as demonstrated by threadid10008.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
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20031125 Invalid ContentType may disclose cache directory
Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
20031125 Note for "Invalid ContentType may disclose cache directory"
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