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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0488

Original release date: 03/31/2010
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4, 6, 6 SP1, and 7 does not properly handle unspecified "encoding strings," which allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and obtain sensitive information via a crafted web site, aka "Post Encoding Information Disclosure Vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
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
Per: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-018.mspx 'Internet Explorer 8 is not affected by this vulnerability.'

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External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#49467403
External Source: BID
Name: 39028
Type: Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-068A
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0744
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: JVNDB
Name: JVNDB-2010-000011
External Source: MS
Name: MS10-018
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023773
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7840
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-089A

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7840
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)