Rule Category

BROWSER-IE -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Internet Explorer browser, or products that have the Trident or Tasman engines.

Alert Message

BROWSER-IE Microsoft Internet Explorer security zone restriction bypass attempt

Rule Explanation

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 JavaScript exploit code that constructs a reference to a file://127.0.0.1 URL, aka the dynamic OBJECT tag vulnerability, as demonstrated by obtaining the data from an index.dat file, a variant of CVE-2009-1140 and related to CVE-2008-1448. Impact: CVSS base score 4.3 CVSS impact score 2.9 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact PARTIAL integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

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CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2010-0255
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 JavaScript exploit code that constructs a reference to a file://127.0.0.1 URL, aka the dynamic OBJECT tag vulnerability, as demonstrated by obtaining the data from an index.dat file, a variant of CVE-2009-1140 and related to CVE-2008-1448.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score4.3
Impact Score2.9 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactNONE
Availability ImpactNONE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access