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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2001-1497

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 through 6.0 could allow local users to differentiate between alphanumeric and non-alphanumeric characters used in a password by pressing certain control keys that jump between non-alphanumeric characters, which makes it easier to conduct a brute-force password guessing attack.
Publish Date : 2001-12-31 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2001-1497

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft IE 4.0 Windows Nt Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft IE 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft IE 4.0.1 Windows Nt Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft IE 4.0.1 Windows 98 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft IE 4.0.1 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft IE 4.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft IE 4.1 Windows Nt 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft IE 4.1 Windows 98 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Microsoft IE 4.1 Windows 95 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft IE 13

- References For CVE-2001-1497
XF ie-password-character-information(7592)
BUGTRAQ 20011121 MS IE Password inputs
BID 3563 Microsoft Internet Explorer Password Character Determination Vulnerability Release Date:2013-06-13
BUGTRAQ 20011120 Re: MS IE Password inputs

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2001-1497

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