The child frames in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 inherit the default charset from the parent window when a charset is not specified in an HTTP Content-Type header or META tag, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, as demonstrated using the UTF-7 character set.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification
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20070223 Advisory 03/2007: Multiple Browsers Cross Domain Charset Inheritance Vulnerability
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