[NT] Microsoft Outlook Web Access Cross-Site Scripting (Technical Details, MS05-029)

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Date: 06/15/05

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      Microsoft Outlook Web Access Cross-Site Scripting (Technical Details,


     <http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/owa/> Microsoft Outlook Web Access is
    "an optional component included in Microsoft Exchange that allows users to
    access their mailboxes using a web frontend".

    The Outlook Web Access module of Microsoft Exchange has been found to be
    vulnerable to a cross site scripting.


    Vulnerable Systems:
     * Exchange Server version 5.5

    Remote exploitation of a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in the Outlook
    Web Access (OWA) component within version 5.5 of Microsoft's Exchange
    Server allows an attacker to force to inject arbitrary script code into a
    users session, possibly stealing logon credentials.

    To demonstrate the vulnerability, simply embed the following encoded text
    into an HTML e-mail:
    < IMG SRC="jav&#X41sc&#0010;ript:alert('XSS')">

    This will have the affect of popping up an alert window when the targeted
    user views the mail using Outlook Web Access. This proof of concept could
    easily be altered to cause the script to return authentication credentials
    to an attacker controlled server.

    Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow an attacker to
    inject arbitrary script code into the Web Access session. This could allow
    for the theft of authentication information, which could lead to a
    compromised mail account. In order for exploitation to occur, the targeted
    user would only have to view an e-mail from an attacker. As it is trivial
    to spoof the source of e-mail, this vulnerability has a high potential for
    widespread exploitation.

    Vendor Status:
    The vendor security advisory and appropriate patches are available at:

    CVE Information:

    Disclosure Timeline:
     * 04.08.05 - Initial vendor notification
     * 04.08.05 - Initial vendor response
     * 06.14.05 - Coordinated public disclosure


    The original article can be found at:
    <http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=261&type=vulnerabilities> http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=261&type=vulnerabilities


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