Vulnerability Note VU#547212
Microsoft XML Core Services XMLHTTP ActiveX control fails to properly interpret certain HTTP operations
The Microsoft XML Core Services XMLHTTP ActiveX control fails to properly interpret certain HTTP operations. An attacker who exploits this vulnerability may be able to read cookies or view other sensitive data from a vulnerable system.
Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) allow developers who use JScript, Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript), and Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 to create XML-based applications. MSXML includes the XMLHTTP ActiveX control, which allows web pages to transmit or receive XML data via HTTP operations.
The XMLHTTP ActiveX control fails to properly interpret HTTP server-side redirects.
Per Microsoft, An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could read cookies or other data from another security zone or domain in Internet Explorer.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||10 Oct 2006|
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Thanks to Microsoft for supplying information about this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4685
- Date Public: 10 Oct 2006
- Date First Published: 10 Oct 2006
- Date Last Updated: 31 Oct 2006
- Severity Metric: 0.39
- Document Revision: 24
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