CVE-2003-1559

Current Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.22, and other 5 through 6 SP1 versions, sends Referer headers containing https:// URLs in requests for http:// URLs, which allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information by reading Referer log data.

Evaluator Description

The only versions confirmed with this vulnerability are the ones listed in the CPE entry. Other IE Versions may, and probably are, affected but have not been confirmed yet.

Basic Data

PublishedDecember 31, 2003
Last ModifiedJanuary 29, 2009
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-200
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score5.0
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftIe5.5*******
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftIe5.22*******
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftIe6*******
    2.3ApplicationMicrosoftIe6sp1******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Microsoft Ie 5.22, 5.5, 6

References

NameSourceURLTags
3989http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3989SREASON
http://www.gadgetopia.com/2003/12/23/OutlookWebAccessPrivacyHole.htmlhttp://www.gadgetopia.com/2003/12/23/OutlookWebAccessPrivacyHole.htmlMISC
20031224 IE 5.22 on Mac Transmitting HTTP Referer from Secure Pagehttp://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/348360BUGTRAQ
20031230 RE: IE 5.22 on Mac Transmitting HTTP Referer from Secure Pagehttp://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/348574BUGTRAQ
9295http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9295BID