Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8/9/10 Print Preview information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8/9/10 (Web Browser). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component Print Preview. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 10 allows user-assisted remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and obtain sensitive information from any visited document via a crafted web page that is not properly handled during a print-preview action, aka "Internet Explorer Information Disclosure Vulnerability."

The issue has been introduced in 03/22/2001. The weakness was presented 11/12/2013 by Masato Kinugawa as MS13-088 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at The public release was coordinated in cooperation with Microsoft. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2013-3908 since 06/03/2013. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4618 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70846 (MS13-088: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2888505)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 100169 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS13-088)).

Applying the patch MS13-088 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 13328.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (70846), OSVDB (99644†), Secunia (SA55054†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-42261†).








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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Nessus ID: 70846
Nessus Name: MS13-088: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2888505)
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OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (2888505)
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Advisory: MS13-088
Researcher: Masato Kinugawa
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-3908 (🔍)

Secunia: 55054 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 99644 - Microsoft IE Print Preview Generation Information Disclosure
Vulnerability Center: 42261 - [MS13-088] Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - 10 Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability via Print-Preview, High


Created: 11/15/2013 11:19 AM
Updated: 06/02/2021 06:53 AM
Changes: 11/15/2013 11:19 AM (53), 04/07/2017 12:04 PM (31), 06/02/2021 06:39 AM (7), 06/02/2021 06:53 AM (1)
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