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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1448

The MHTML protocol handler in a component of Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 SP2 and 6 through SP1, and Windows Mail, does not assign the correct Internet Explorer Security Zone to UNC share pathnames, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and read arbitrary files via an mhtml: URI in conjunction with a redirection, aka "URL Parsing Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2008-08-12 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
MS08-048: Security Update for Outlook Express and Windows Mail (951066) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11443 windows
URL Parsing Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5886 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-2008-1448

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Windows Mail Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Outlook Express 3
Microsoft Windows Mail 1

- References For CVE-2008-1448
MS MS08-048
BID 30585 Microsoft Outlook Express And Windows Mail MHTML Handler Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2008-08-25
SECTRACK 1020679
SECTRACK 1020680
VUPEN ADV-2008-2352
CERT TA08-225A
BUGTRAQ 20080813 CORE-2008-0103: Internet Explorer Zone Elevation Restrictions Bypass and Security Zone Restrictions Bypass

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1448

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