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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-1028

Original release date: 01/20/2004
Last revised: 09/10/2008


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):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
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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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20031125 Invalid ContentType may disclose cache directory
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20031201 Comments on 5 IE vulnerabilities
External Source: XF
Name: ie-download-directory-disclosure(13847)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20031125 Note for "Invalid ContentType may disclose cache directory"
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.safecenter.net/UMBRELLAWEBV4/threadid10008

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