Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft Edge Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Description

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Microsoft Edge Fetch API incorrectly handles a filtered response type. An attacker could use the vulnerability to read the URL of a cross-origin request. Websites that that do not securely populate the URL with confidential information could allow information to be disclosed to an attacker. To exploit the vulnerability, in a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website in an attempt to exploit the vulnerability. In addition, the user must be logged on to a website that does not securely populate URLs with confidential information. However, in all cases an attacker would have no way to force a user to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince the user to take action. For example, an attacker could trick a user into clicking a link that takes them to the attacker's site. The update addresses the vulnerability by changing how the Fetch API in Microsoft Edge handles specific filtered response types.

Affected Products

Microsoft Edge

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