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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20110708

Microsoft Internet Explorer Drag and Drop Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:
7/8/2011

Date Patched:
8/9/2011

Vendor:
Microsoft

Affected Software:
Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and 9

Description:
Internet Explorer contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability that can be used to access a user's cookies. This is caused by a character processing flaw, when parsing EUC-JP encoded characters.

Severity:
Moderate

Code Execution:
No

Impact:

Information Disclosure
By convincing a user to click on a specially crafted link, an attacker could execute script commands within the context of the user's browser, and potentially disclose the user's cookies to the attacker.

Mitigation:
Apply appropriate patch from MS11-057.

Protection:
 

Links:

Status:

7/8/2011 - Public Information Released
8/9/2011 - Vendor Patch Released

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