The XSS Filter in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 does not properly handle some HTTP headers that appear after a CRLF sequence in a URI, which allows remote attackers to bypass the XSS protection mechanism and conduct XSS or redirection attacks, as demonstrated by the (1) Location and (2) Set-Cookie HTTP headers. NOTE: the vendor has reportedly stated that the XSS Filter intentionally does not attempt to "address every conceivable XSS attack scenario."
Published 2008-12-12 18:30:03
Updated 2018-10-11 20:56:04
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Cross site scripting (XSS)

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-5554

0.41%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 70 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-5554

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-2008-5554

Products affected by CVE-2008-5554

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