CVE Vulnerabilities


Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere

Published: Aug 10, 2011 | Modified: Feb 28, 2022
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 9 does not properly implement JavaScript event handlers, which allows remote attackers to access content from a different (1) domain or (2) zone via unspecified script code, aka Event Handlers Information Disclosure Vulnerability.


The product exposes a resource to the wrong control sphere, providing unintended actors with inappropriate access to the resource.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Internet_explorer Microsoft 6 6

Extended Description

Resources such as files and directories may be inadvertently exposed through mechanisms such as insecure permissions, or when a program accidentally operates on the wrong object. For example, a program may intend that private files can only be provided to a specific user. This effectively defines a control sphere that is intended to prevent attackers from accessing these private files. If the file permissions are insecure, then parties other than the user will be able to access those files. A separate control sphere might effectively require that the user can only access the private files, but not any other files on the system. If the program does not ensure that the user is only requesting private files, then the user might be able to access other files on the system. In either case, the end result is that a resource has been exposed to the wrong party.