Vulnerability

Vulnerability in MHTML Could Allow Information Disclosure

Publish date: March 06, 2013

CVE-2011-0096

SEVERITY

HIGH

//  ADVISORY DATE

02 FEB 2011


DESCRIPTION

This vulnerability is found in Microsoft Windows. When exploited, a remote attacker is able to execute malicious scripts on the infected system when the user visits websites, thus, disclosing any private information from these sites. The impact of exploiting this vulnerability is the same as that caused by server-side cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.


Microsoft has noted that this vulnerability existed because of the way MHTML processes requests that are in MIME format. It is possible that a remote attacker can inject a client-side script code as a response to a Web request when users are browsing the Internet using Internet Explorer (IE). The script is capable of spoofing content, disclosing information, or taking any action on affected websites on behalf of the user.

TREND MICRO PROTECTION INFORMATION

For more information, please refer to this Microsoft page:


Trend Micro Deep Security shields the following vulnerabilities using the specified rules. Trend Micro customers using OfficeScan with the Intrusion Defense Firewall plugin are also protected from attacks using these vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability ID Identifier & Title IDF First Pattern Version IDF First Pattern Release Version
CVE-2011-0096 1004578 - Microsoft Internet Explorer MHTML MIME Handler Information Disclosure 11-004 Feb 01, 2011

SOLUTION

Trend Micro Deep Security DPI Rule Number: 1004578

Trend Micro Deep Security DPI Rule Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer MHTML MIME Handler Information Disclosure

AFFECTED SOFTWARE AND VERSION

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1
  • Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
  • Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based System

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