CVE-2008-5553

2008-12-12T18:30:00
ID CVE-2008-5553
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2018-10-11T20:56:00

Description

The XSS Filter in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 disables itself upon encountering a certain X-XSS-Protection HTTP header, which allows remote attackers to bypass the XSS protection mechanism and conduct XSS attacks by injecting this header after a CRLF sequence. NOTE: the vendor has reportedly stated that the XSS Filter intentionally does not attempt to "address every conceivable XSS attack scenario."