Vulnerability Alert

Microsoft Windows Modern Mail Spoofing Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-200: Information Leak / Disclosure
IntelliShield ID:28732
Version:1
First Published:2013 March 26 21:03 GMT
Last Published:2013 March 26 21:03 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1299
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Harassment
CVSS Base:4.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:3.2
 
Version Summary:Microsoft Windows Modern Mail contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
Microsoft Windows Modern Mail contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of URLs processed by the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending an email message to a user to view that has a malicious website address attached. If successful, the attacker could redirect the targeted user to the malicious website, which may contain malicious content that could be leveraged to conduct further attacks.

Microsoft has confirmed this vulnerability in a security advisory and has released updated software.
 
Warning Indicators
Microsoft Windows Modern Mail is vulnerable while running on the following Microsoft products:
  • Windows 8
  • Windows RT
  • Windows Server 2012
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.
 
Vendor Announcements
Microsoft has released a security advisory at the following link: Microsoft Security Advisory (2819682)
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to redirect users from a trusted website to a malicious website, aiding the attacker in phishing or spoofing attacks.
 
Technical Information
Technical information is not available.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.

 
Patches/Software
Microsoft customers are advised to apply the appropriate update using the Windows Store Apps update feature on the underlying software products at the following link: Windows Store
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
Microsoft, Inc.Windows Modern Mail Original Release Base

Associated Products:
Microsoft, Inc.Windows RT Original Release Base
Microsoft, Inc.Windows Server 2012 Original Release Base
Microsoft, Inc.Windows 8 for 32-bit systems Base | for x64-based systems Base




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