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IE v5.5 Encoded Characters Information Disclosure Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:495

Internet Explorer 5.01 through 6.0 does not properly perform security checks on certain encoded characters within a URL which allows a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information from a user by redirecting the user to another site that has that information aka "Encoded Characters Information Disclosure."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2002-1186
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer