#VU5524 Cross-Site Scripting


Published: 2017-01-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5524

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-2398

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Microsoft

Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-input. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user’s browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 8 - 11


CPE

External links
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-065.aspx


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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