[NEWS] Hushmail.com Accounts Vulnerable to Script Attack

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Date: 09/19/01

From: support@securiteam.com
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Subject: [NEWS] Hushmail.com Accounts Vulnerable to Script Attack
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Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 22:11:10 +0200 (CEST)

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  Hushmail.com Accounts Vulnerable to Script Attack


 <http://hushmail.com/> Hushmail.com is a web based mail service that
promotes itself as a secure solution. A security vulnerability in the web
service allows attackers to insert HTML tags and JavaScript into existing
pages (emails).


Whenever you login to a Hushmail account, the inbox is opened. If you send
an email with a specially formed "from" field, which usually contains a
name, you can execute JavaScript, VBScript, and other active code on the
computer of the person who logged in. This also works for the "topic"

Vendor status:
The vulnerability has been fixed on 13 September 2001


The information has been provided by
<mailto:onesemicolon@onesemicolon.cjb.net> onesemicolon and
<mailto:sundaydriver@hushmail.com> Brian Smith.


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