[NT] IE Gopher View Cross Site Scripting

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Date: 06/17/02

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Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 22:01:56 +0200 (CEST)

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  IE Gopher View Cross Site Scripting


Internet Explorer 5 allows cross site scripting while its in gopher view.
This would allow an attacker to cause the execution of arbitrary
JavaScript and HTML.


The usual cross site scripting attack consequences are subject here. Your
script must fit into a finite amount of character space or it will be
truncated thus making it fail.

In order to duplicate this attack you can use gn gohperd, and add the
following malicious ".cache" file:
Name=<script>alert('When can we see the source code bill?')</script>

Next open the link <gopher://> gopher://, and an
alert box will appear.


The information has been provided by <mailto:dotslash@snosoft.com> KF.


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