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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2948

Original release date: 06/30/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Cross-domain vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8 allows remote attackers to change the location property of a frame via the Object data type, and use a frame from a different domain to observe domain-independent events, as demonstrated by observing onkeydown events with caballero-listener. NOTE: according to Microsoft, this is a duplicate of CVE-2008-2947, possibly a different attack vector.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/ghost-busters/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc405107.aspx#EHD
External Source: MISC
Name: http://sirdarckcat.blogspot.com/2008/05/ghosts-for-ie8-and-ie75730.html
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#516627
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1348
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1941

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:ie:7
* cpe:/a:microsoft:internet_explorer:8

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