The setRequestHeader method of the XMLHttpRequest object in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 does not restrict the dangerous Transfer-Encoding HTTP request header, which allows remote attackers to conduct HTTP request splitting and HTTP request smuggling attacks via a POST containing a "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" header and a request body with an incorrect chunk size.
Published 2008-03-28 23:44:00
Updated 2021-07-23 15:05:46
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-1545

2.94%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 91 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-1545

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

CWE ids for CVE-2008-1545

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Products affected by CVE-2008-1545

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