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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2001-0727

Internet Explorer 6.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by modifying the Content-Disposition and Content-Type header fields in a way that causes Internet Explorer to believe that the file is safe to open without prompting the user, aka the "File Execution Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2001-12-14 Last Update Date : 2021-07-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
IE File Execution User-prompt Bypass Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:921 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2001-0727

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2

- References For CVE-2001-0727
BUGTRAQ 20011216 Re: MSIE may download and run progams automatically - NOT SO FAST
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:921
MS MS01-058
BID 3578 Microsoft Internet Explorer Arbitrary File Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2001-12-13
BUGTRAQ 20011214 MSIE may download and run progams automatically
OSVDB 3033
CIAC M-027
CERT-VN VU#443699
CERT CA-2001-36
XF ie-file-download-execution(7703)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2001-0727

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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