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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0555

Original release date: 02/04/2010
Last revised: 03/26/2010


Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4, 6, 6 SP1, 7, and 8 does not prevent rendering of non-HTML local files as HTML documents, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and read arbitrary files via vectors involving the product's use of text/html as the default content type for files that are encountered after a redirection, aka the URLMON sniffing vulnerability, a variant of CVE-2009-1140 and related to CVE-2008-1448.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2010/02/03/security-advisory-980088-released.aspx
External Source: BID
Name: 38056
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?n&storyid=8152
External Source: BID
Name: 38055
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 62157
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.coresecurity.com/content/internet-explorer-dynamic-object-tag
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100203 CORE-2009-0625: Internet Explorer Dynamic OBJECT tag and URLMON sniffing vulnerabilities
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/980088.mspx
Type: Advisory

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