Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 authentication spoofing

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (Web Browser). Affected is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a authentication spoofing vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-290. This attack-focused weakness is caused by incorrectly implemented authentication schemes that are subject to spoofing attacks. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 allows remote attackers to spoof the URL bar, and page properties including SSL certificates, by interrupting page loading through certain use of location DOM objects and setTimeout calls. NOTE: this issue can be leveraged for phishing and other attacks.

The issue has been introduced in 08/27/2001. The weakness was shared 06/06/2007 by Michal Zalewski as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2007-3092 since 06/06/2007. 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. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $25k-$100k (estimation calculated on 07/20/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2109 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (34705). The entry 37163 is related to this item.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.5

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.5
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Class: Authentication spoofing
CWE: CWE-290 / CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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08/27/2001 🔍
06/04/2007 +2107 days 🔍
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03/15/2015 +2839 days 🔍
07/20/2021 +2319 days 🔍



Researcher: Michal Zalewski
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2007-3092 (🔍)
X-Force: 34705 - Microsoft Internet Explorer location URL spoofing
SecurityTracker: 1018193 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Lets Remote Users Spoof Certain Objects
SecurityFocus: 24298 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Location Object Webpage Spoofing Vulnerability
Secunia: 25564 - Internet Explorer Page Loading Race Condition and URL Spoofing, Less Critical
OSVDB: 45437

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Created: 03/15/2015 03:58 PM
Updated: 07/20/2021 09:27 AM
Changes: 03/15/2015 03:58 PM (52), 04/07/2017 12:08 PM (10), 07/20/2021 09:27 AM (8)
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