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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5912

An unspecified function in the JavaScript implementation in Microsoft Internet Explorer creates and exposes a "temporary footprint" when there is a current login to a web site, which makes it easier for remote attackers to trick a user into acting upon a spoofed pop-up message, aka an "in-session phishing attack." NOTE: as of 20090116, the only disclosure is a vague pre-advisory with no actionable information. However, because it is from a well-known researcher, it is being assigned a CVE identifier for tracking purposes.
Publish Date : 2009-01-20 Last Update Date : 2009-01-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5912

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer 1

- References For CVE-2008-5912

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/48173
XF multiple-browser-js-weak-security(48173)
http://www.trusteer.com/files/In-session-phishing-advisory-2.pdf
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33276
BID 33276 Multiple Browser JavaScript Engine 'Math.Random()' Cross Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2010-07-23
http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/01/13/Browser_bug_could_allow_phishing_without_email_1.html
http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212900161
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090113-new-method-of-phishmongering-could-fool-experienced-users.html

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5912

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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