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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0032

Original release date: 09/12/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Indexing Service in Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, when the Encoding option is set to Auto Select, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a UTF-7 encoded URL, which is injected into an error message whose charset is set to UTF-7.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification


Successful exploitation requires that the Indexing service is accessible through IIS.

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External Source: BID
Name: 19927
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061001 Microsoft Internet Information Services UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability [MS06-053]
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3564
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:535
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.geocities.jp/ptrs_sec/advisory09e.html
External Source: MS
Name: MS06-053
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016826
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-255A
External Source: XF
Name: ms-indexing-service-xss(28651)
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#108884
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061187
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061002 IE UXSS (Universal XSS in IE, was Re: Microsoft Internet Information Services UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability [MS06-053])

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:535
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000:::advanced_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000:::datacenter_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000:::professional
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000:::server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp1:advanced_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp1:datacenter_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp1:professional
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp1:server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp2:advanced_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp2:datacenter_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp2:professional
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp2:server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp3:advanced_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp3:datacenter_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp3:professional
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp3:server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp4:advanced_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp4:datacenter_server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp4:professional
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000::sp4:server
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000:resource_kit
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:datacenter_edition
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:datacenter_edition:sp1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:datacenter_edition:sp1_beta_1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:datacenter_edition_itanium
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:datacenter_edition_itanium:sp1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:datacenter_edition_itanium:sp1_beta_1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:enterprise_64-bit
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:enterprise_edition:sp1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:enterprise_edition:sp1_beta_1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:enterprise_edition_itanium
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:enterprise_edition_itanium:sp1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:enterprise_edition_itanium:sp1_beta_1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:r2::datacenter_64-bit
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp1::enterprise
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:standard
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:standard:sp1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:standard:sp1_beta_1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:standard_64-bit
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:web
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:web:sp1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:web:sp1_beta_1
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::64-bit
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::home
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp:::media_center
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::gold:professional
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp1:home
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp1:media_center
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2:home
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2:media_center
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2:tablet_pc

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)