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Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) contains cross-site scripting vulnerability in the "Compose New Message" form

Vulnerability Note VU#435444

Original Release Date: 2003-10-16 | Last Revised: 2003-10-16

Overview

There is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Web Access.

Description

The "Compose New Message" form of the Outlook Web Access (OWA) component of Microsoft Exchange 5.5 contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability. For more information about cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, see

http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-02.html
http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/cross_site_scripting.pdf
For more information on this particular cross-site scripting vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-047.

Impact

If an attacker can trick or entice a user to follow a link, the attacker can execute script as the victim in the context of the zone in which the Outlook server resides. For example, this could permit the attacker to gain access to messages stored on the server.

Solution

Apply a patch as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-047.

Vendor Information

435444
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  October 15, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-047.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Our thanks to Microsoft for the information contained in their bulletin. Microsoft has credited Ory Segal of Sanctum Inc. for discovering the vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn Hernan based on information in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-047.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0712
Severity Metric: 14.18
Date Public: 2003-10-15
Date First Published: 2003-10-16
Date Last Updated: 2003-10-16 18:48 UTC
Document Revision: 5

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