Date Discovered September 10, 2013
Description Microsoft FrontPage is prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability.
Attackers can exploit this issue to disclose the contents of a local file on the affected computer. This may aid in further attacks.
- Microsoft FrontPage 2003 SP3
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights. To limit the consequences of a successful exploit, run the application with the least privilege required.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity. To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources. Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources.
Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.
Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.
Since a successful exploit of this issue requires malicious code to execute in web clients, consider disabling support for script code and active content within the client browser. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect legitimate websites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
Credits Timur Yunusov of Positive Technologies
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