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Vulnerability Score 4.3 4.3
CVE Id CVE-2008-5556
Last Modified 15 Dec 2008 12:00:00
Published 12 Dec 2008 01:30:03
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE



** DISPUTED ** The XSS Filter in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 does not recognize attack patterns designed to operate against web pages that are encoded with utf-7, which allows remote attackers to bypass the XSS protection mechanism and conduct XSS attacks by injecting crafted utf-7 content. NOTE: the vendor reportedly disputes this issue, stating "Behaviour is by design."

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8


XF - ie-antixss-xss(47277)

BUGTRAQ - 20081211 Aspect9: Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 Anti-XSS Filter Vulnerabilities

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:50