Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8/9 Content-Disposition Header information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8/9 (Web Browser). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing. The manipulation of the argument Content-Disposition Header 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 weakness was published 12/13/2011 as MS11-099 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at The public release has been coordinated with Microsoft. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2011-3404 since 09/09/2011. 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. Technical details and also a private exploit are known. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 57285 (MS11-099: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2618444)), 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 100114 (Microsoft Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS11-099)).

Applying the patch KB2618444 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-34031) and Tenable (57285). Additional details are provided at Similar entries are available at 4454, 4466 and 4467.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.8

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Access: Private
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Nessus ID: 57285
Nessus Name: MS11-099: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2618444)
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OpenVAS ID: 902642
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (2618444)
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Patch: KB2618444


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Advisory: MS11-099
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2011-3404 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 34031 - [MS11-099] Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - 9 Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 50976
Secunia: 47212 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Three Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 77675 - Microsoft IE Content-Disposition Header Parsing Cross-Domain Remote Information Disclosure

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Created: 01/21/2012 01:00 AM
Updated: 03/19/2021 07:20 PM
Changes: 01/21/2012 01:00 AM (52), 04/07/2017 12:02 PM (24), 03/19/2021 07:09 PM (7), 03/19/2021 07:13 PM (2), 03/19/2021 07:20 PM (1)
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