MS OWA 2003 Redirection Vulnerability Oct 15 2008 09:18AM
Martin Suess (martin suess csnc ch) (2 replies)
Re: MS OWA 2003 Redirection Vulnerability - [MSRC 7368br] Oct 17 2008 07:07PM
Davide Del Vecchio (dante alighieri org) (1 replies)

I found and notified this vulnerability to Microsoft in date:

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:40:13 +0200

You read exactly, April 2007, 1 year and 6 months ago. :(

The Microsoft Security Response Center opened the case ID MSRC 7368br.

The bug has never been patched since 1 year and 6 months.
I asked time to time for updates but they always answered me that the
bug had to be patched with the next Service Pack and they did not have
any ETA.

This SP has still to be released.

They told me that if I released the vulnerability prior to the official
patch, I could not be officially credited for that. I tought it was not
a critical vuln, and so I waited. Too much (?).

I am a bit sorry for Microsoft, I think they lost an other chance since
now I feel a bit tricked. I am not sure if the next time I will wait so
much and I am not sure if I will suggest to anyone to wait for the
patch. I just hope Microsoft will credit me in the official patch. :(

Below you can find the first mail I wrote to MS regarding the issue.

Best regards,

Davide Del Vecchio.

From: "Davide Del Vecchio" <dante (at) alighieri (dot) org [email concealed]>
To: secure (at) microsoft (dot) com [email concealed]

Subject: Microsoft Outlook Web Access "redir.asp" Redirection Weakness
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:40:13 +0200


I found a weakness in Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA), which
potentially can be exploited by malicious people to conduct phishing
The weakness is caused due to a design error in the way OWA uses an
unverified user supplied argument to redirect a user after successful
This can e.g. be exploited by tricking a user into following a link from
a HTML document to the trusted login page with a malicious "url" parameter.
After successful authentication, the user will be redirected to the
untrusted (fake) site.

The affected product is:
Microsoft Outlook Web Access ( OWA )
Windows 2003


this will take the user to http://www.example.com when the login box
is pressed.

prompts the user to download an executable or other file.

The attacker can then have a page to capture the user / password
and redirect back to the original login page or some other form of
phishing attack.

Note that this vulnerability is very similar to the one affecting
"owalogin.asp" described here:

Best regards,

Davide Del Vecchio.

Martin Suess ha scritto:


> Timeline:
> ---------
> Vendor Status: MSRC tracking case closed
> Vendor Notified: March 31st 2008
> Vendor Response: May 6th 2008
> Advisory Release: October 15th 2008
> Patch available: - (vulnerability not high priority)

[ reply ]
Re: [Full-disclosure] MS OWA 2003 Redirection Vulnerability - [MSRC7368br] Oct 18 2008 06:19PM
Morning Wood (se_cur_ity hotmail com) (1 replies)
Re: MS OWA 2003 Redirection Vulnerability - [MSRC7368br] Oct 19 2008 01:16AM
Davide Dante Del Vecchio (dante alighieri org)
Re: MS OWA 2003 Redirection Vulnerability Oct 15 2008 05:51PM
Stefano Di Paola (stefano dipaola wisec it)


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