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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1544

The setRequestHeader method of the XMLHttpRequest object in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 6, and 7 does not block dangerous HTTP request headers when certain 8-bit character sequences are appended to a header name, which allows remote attackers to (1) conduct HTTP request splitting and HTTP request smuggling attacks via an incorrect Content-Length header, (2) access arbitrary virtual hosts via a modified Host header, (3) bypass referrer restrictions via an incorrect Referer header, and (4) bypass the same-origin policy and obtain sensitive information via a crafted request header.
Publish Date : 2008-03-28 Last Update Date : 2011-06-14
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.1
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similarObtain Information
CWE ID 20

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Request Header Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5291 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1544

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4

- References For CVE-2008-1544

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=121380194923597&w=2
HP HPSBST02344
http://secunia.com/advisories/29453
SECUNIA 29453
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3785
SREASON 3785
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/489954/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080321 [MSA02240108] IE7 allows overwriting of several headers leading to Http request Splitting and smuggling.
http://www.mindedsecurity.com/MSA02240108.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0980
VUPEN ADV-2008-0980
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020226
SECTRACK 1020226
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1778
VUPEN ADV-2008-1778
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms08-031
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-031
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28379
BID 28379 Microsoft Internet Explorer 'setRequestHeader()' Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-06-18
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-162B.html
CERT TA08-162B

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1544

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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