Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 omits high-bit URL-encoded characters when displaying the address bar, which allows remote attackers to spoof the address bar via a URL with a domain name that differs from an important domain name only in these characters, as demonstrated by using exam%A9ple.com to spoof example.com, aka MSRC ticket MSRC7900.
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 modification
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20081027 Writeup by Amit Klein (Trusteer): Address Bar Spoofing for IE6
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