Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Microsoft Virtual Machine

Reported March 4, 2002, by Microsoft.


  • Microsoft Virtual Machine

A vulnerability exists in Microsoft Virtual Machine build 3802 and earlier that can result in disclosing unauthorized information. As a result of a problem in the Virtual Machine, an attacker can use a malicious Java applet to redirect Web traffic, once the java applet has a proxy server, to a destination of the attacker’s choice. An intruder can use this vulnerability to send an authorized user’s Internet session to a system of the intruder's own control without the user’s knowledge.


The vendor, Microsoft, has released Security Bulletin MS02-013, which addresses this vulnerability, and recommends that affected users immediately upgrade to build 3805 or later.

Discovered by Harmen van der Wal.

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