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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-1041

Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs via a modified directory traversal attack using a URL containing ".." (dot dot) sequences and a filename that ends in "::" which is treated as a .chm file even if it does not have a .chm extension. NOTE: this bug may overlap CVE-2004-0475.
Publish Date : 2004-06-14 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Directory traversal
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
IE .chm Directory Traversal Windows XP Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1186 windows
IE .chm Directory Traversal Windows 2000 Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1943 windows
IE .chm Directory Traversal Windows Server 2003 Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3514 windows
IE .chm Directory Traversal Windows NT Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:956 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-1041

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft IE 5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft IE 6 Windows Server 2003 Sp1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft IE 7

- References For CVE-2003-1041
XF ie-showhelp-directory-traversal(14105)
MS MS04-023
CERT TA04-196A
BID 9320 Microsoft Windows showHelp CHM File Execution Weakness Release Date:2009-07-12
BUGTRAQ 20031230 IE 5.x-6.0 allows executing arbitrary programs using showHelp()
CERT-VN VU#187196

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-1041

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