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IE UXSS (Universal XSS in IE, was Re: Microsoft Internet Information Services UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability [MS06-053]) Oct 02 2006 12:36PM
Paul Szabo (psz maths usyd edu au) (1 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] IE UXSS (Universal XSS in IE, was Re: Microsoft Internet Information Services UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability [MS06-053]) Oct 02 2006 01:44PM
Brian Eaton (eaton lists gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: [Full-disclosure] IE UXSS (Universal XSS in IE, was Re: Microsoft Internet Information Services UTF-7 XSS Vulnerability [MS06-053]) Oct 02 2006 09:55PM
Paul Szabo (psz maths usyd edu au)
Brian Eaton <eaton.lists (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:

> ... I just tested Apache 1.3.37 and Apache 2.2.3, and both specified a
> content-type header of "text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" for 404 responses ...

So, how "default" were your servers? On my own server (Debian package
apache2-common version 2.0.54-5sarge1) I see in apache2.conf:

<IfModule mod_negotiation.c>
<IfModule mod_include.c>
Alias /error/ "/usr/share/apache2/error/"
...
ErrorDocument 404 /error/HTTP_NOT_FOUND.html.var
...
</IfModule>
</IfModule>

but those modules are not mentioned in any LoadModule lines. The attack
worked fine also against a certain "HTTPS server of interest" here at USyd.

Would seem that if Apache is "internationalized" with those error messages
than you are safe, but not if you kept things "simple".

The bug is not in Apache, but in IE. Why would all web servers need to
specify some charset for each and every webpage...

Cheers,

Paul Szabo psz (at) maths.usyd.edu (dot) au [email concealed] http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney Australia

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