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IE File Download Dialog Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:948

Internet Explorer 5.01 5.5 and 6.0 allows remote attackers to bypass security zone restrictions and execute arbitrary programs via a web document with a large number of duplicate file:// or other requests that point to the program and open multiple file download dialogs which eventually cause Internet Explorer to execute the program as demonstrated using a large number of FRAME or IFRAME tags aka the "File Download Dialog Vulnerability."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows NT
  • Microsoft Windows ME
  • Microsoft Windows 98
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2003-0309
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer