MSN.com Vulnerable to XSS - Cross Site Scripting
- Title: MSN.com Vulnerable to XSS - Cross Site Scripting
- Script Link:
http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/equity-historical-price/?PT=7&D4=1&DD=1&D5=0&DCS=2&MA0=0&MA1=0&CF=0&>">/* Script Here */=1&SZ=0&symbol=Asp&
- Author: Yogesh Jaygadkar
- Reported: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
- Vulnerability Fix date : 22 May 2012
- Public Release: 22 May 2012
- Browser : FireFox , IE
- OS : Win7 , Ubuntu
XSS - Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability found in MSN.com.Cross-Site Scripting attacks are a type of injection problem, in which malicious scripts are injected into the trusted web sites. Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks occur when an attacker uses a web application to send malicious code, generally in the form of a browser side script, to a different end user. Flaws that allow these attacks to succeed are quite widespread and occur anywhere.
An attacker can use XSS to send a malicious script to an unsuspecting user. The end user’s browser has no way to know that the script should not be trusted, and will execute the script. Because it thinks the script came from a trusted source, the malicious script can access any cookies, session tokens, or other sensitive information retained by your browser and used with that site.