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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3164

Original release date: 06/11/2007
Last revised: 11/15/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, when prompting for HTTP Basic Authentication for an IDN web site, uses ACE labels for the domain name in the status bar, but uses internationalized labels for this name in the authentication dialog, which might allow remote attackers to perform phishing attacks if the user misinterprets confusable characters in the internationalized labels, as demonstrated by displaying xn--theshmogroup-bgk.com only in the status bar.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
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 disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.bitsploit.de/archives/428-Cross-Domain-Basic-Auth-Phishing-Tactics.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://ha.ckers.org/blog/20070608/cross-domain-basic-auth-phishing-tactics/
External Source: XF
Name: ie-idn-authentication-spoofing(34867)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 36142
External Source: BID
Name: 24483
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25663

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