Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 executes web script from URIs of arbitrary scheme names ending with the "script" character sequence, using the (1) vbscript: handler for scheme names with 7 through 9 characters, and the (2) javascript: handler for scheme names with 10 or more characters, which might allow remote attackers to bypass certain XSS protection schemes. NOTE: other researchers dispute the significance of this issue, stating "this only works when typed in the address bar.
Published 2007-07-05 20:30:00
Updated 2024-04-11 00:42:28
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Cross site scripting (XSS)

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-3576

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 89.99%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 99 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-3576

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST

References for CVE-2007-3576

Products affected by CVE-2007-3576

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