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Vulnerability Score 7.5 7.5
CVE Id CVE-2002-0269
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:27:35
Published 29 May 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Internet Explorer 5.x and 6 interprets an object as an HTML document even when its MIME Content-Type is text/plain, which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary script in documents that the user does not expect, possibly through web applications that use a text/plain type to prevent cross-site scripting attacks.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Ie 5.0

  • Microsoft Ie 5.0.1

  • Microsoft Ie 5.01

  • Microsoft Ie 5.5

  • Microsoft Ie 6.0


BUGTRAQ - 20020212 [GSA2002-01] Web browsers ignore the Content-Type header, thus allowing cross-site scripting

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:51