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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0420

The Windows Shell application in Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by spoofing the type of a file via a CLSID specifier in the filename, as demonstrated using Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 on Windows XP.
Publish Date : 2004-07-07 Last Update Date : 2021-07-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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
Windows 2000 Shell CLSID File Type Spoof Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3386 windows
Windows NT Shell CLSID File Type Spoof Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3604 windows
Windows Server 2003 Shell CLSID File Type Spoof Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2381 windows
Windows XP (32-bit,SP2/64-bit,SP1) Shell CLSID File Type Spoof Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2245 windows
Windows XP (64-bit Gold) Shell CLSID File Type Spoof Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2894 windows
Windows XP Shell CLSID File Type Spoof Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3533 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-2004-0420

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft IE 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 2

- References For CVE-2004-0420
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2245
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3533
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2381
MS MS04-024
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2894
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3386
XF ie-clsid-file-extension-spoofing(14964)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3604
CERT TA04-196A
BUGTRAQ 20040127 RE: GOOROO CROSSING: File Spoofing Internet Explorer 6
CERT-VN VU#106324
BID 9510 Microsoft Windows Shell CLSID File Extension Misrepresentation Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
BUGTRAQ 20040127 GOOROO CROSSING: File Spoofing Internet Explorer 6

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0420

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

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