Microsoft Internet Explorer 5/6/7/8 access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5/6/7/8 (Web Browser). Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and integrity. CVE summarizes:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4, 6, 6 SP1, 7, and 8 does not prevent rendering of non-HTML local files as HTML documents, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and read arbitrary files via vectors involving JavaScript exploit code that constructs a reference to a file:// URL, aka the dynamic OBJECT tag vulnerability, as demonstrated by obtaining the data from an index.dat file, a variant of CVE-2009-1140 and related to CVE-2008-1448.

The issue has been introduced in 06/02/1998. The weakness was published 02/04/2010 by Jorge Luis Alvarez with Core Technology as MS10-035 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2010-0255 since 01/07/2010. 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 MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4265 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 46842 (MS10-035: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (982381)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 100082 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS10-035 and KB980088)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published 5 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8217.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (46842). Further details are available at








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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 46842
Nessus Name: MS10-035: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (982381)
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OpenVAS ID: 800461
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Information Disclosure Vulnerability (980088)
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Advisory: MS10-035
Researcher: Jorge Luis Alvarez
Organization: Core Technology
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-0255 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 24763 - [MS10-035] Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote Cross Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38056 - Microsoft Internet Explorer URLMON Sniffing Cross Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Secunia: 38416 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Local File Disclosure Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 62156 - Microsoft IE Dynamic OBJECT Tag Cross-domain Arbitrary File Access

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Created: 02/19/2010 04:15 PM
Updated: 03/17/2021 05:34 PM
Changes: 02/19/2010 04:15 PM (65), 06/07/2017 04:05 PM (36), 03/17/2021 05:31 PM (7), 03/17/2021 05:34 PM (1)
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