Microsoft Internet Explorer up to 6 Embedded Content cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Microsoft Internet Explorer up to 6 (Web Browser). Affected is an unknown part of the component Embedded Content Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-80. The product receives input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special characters such as "<", ">", and "&" that could be interpreted as web-scripting elements when they are sent to a downstream component that processes web pages. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The HTML rendering engine in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via HTML in corrupted images and other files such as .GIF, JPG, and WAV, which is rendered as HTML when the user clicks on the link, even though the web server response and file extension indicate that it should be treated as a different file type.

The weakness was released 09/19/2005 by Sven Vetsch (Disenchant) with Redguard AG (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2005-3312 since 10/26/2005. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/08/2018). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The problem might be mitigated by replacing the product with as an alternative. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be establishing an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (18269). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at VDB-1010.








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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-80 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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09/14/2005 🔍
09/19/2005 +5 days 🔍
10/26/2005 +37 days 🔍
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05/16/2006 +202 days 🔍
01/07/2007 +236 days 🔍
10/08/2018 +4292 days 🔍



Researcher: Sven Vetsch (Disenchant)
Organization: Redguard AG
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2005-3312 (🔍)
X-Force: 18269
Vulnerability Center: 11433 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote File Extension Spoofing Using the \x27Save Picture as\x27 Command, Medium
Secunia: 13317
OSVDB: 31333 - Microsoft IE Image File Embedded Content XSS

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Created: 09/14/2005 11:35 AM
Updated: 10/08/2018 03:44 PM
Changes: 09/14/2005 11:35 AM (59), 10/08/2018 03:44 PM (19)
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