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Re: MS OWA 2003 Redirection Vulnerability - [MSRC 7368br]

Hi all,
also I've found this vulnerability 1 year ago during a pt and work fine with url obfuscation. I've read that with owa 2007 this vulnerability is patched but I don't have tried yet.

Best regards,

Giuseppe Gottardi ha scritto:
Davide, let me comfort you...

I found this vulnerability 1 year ago during a penetration test
activity and I never reported before for my negligence :-)


Best regards,

On ven, 2008-10-17 at 21:07 +0200, Davide Del Vecchio wrote:
I found and notified this vulnerability to Microsoft in date:

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:40:13 +0200

You read exactly, April 2007, 1 year and 6 months ago. :(

The Microsoft Security Response Center opened the case ID MSRC 7368br.

The bug has never been patched since 1 year and 6 months.
I asked time to time for updates but they always answered me that the
bug had to be patched with the next Service Pack and they did not have
any ETA.

This SP has still to be released.

They told me that if I released the vulnerability prior to the official
patch, I could not be officially credited for that. I tought it was not
a critical vuln, and so I waited. Too much (?).

I am a bit sorry for Microsoft, I think they lost an other chance since
now I feel a bit tricked. I am not sure if the next time I will wait so
much and I am not sure if I will suggest to anyone to wait for the
patch. I just hope Microsoft will credit me in the official patch. :(

Below you can find the first mail I wrote to MS regarding the issue.

Best regards,

Davide Del Vecchio.

From: "Davide Del Vecchio" <dante@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: secure@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: Microsoft Outlook Web Access "redir.asp" Redirection Weakness
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:40:13 +0200


I found a weakness in Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA), which
potentially can be exploited by malicious people to conduct phishing
The weakness is caused due to a design error in the way OWA uses an
unverified user supplied argument to redirect a user after successful
This can e.g. be exploited by tricking a user into following a link from
a HTML document to the trusted login page with a malicious "url" parameter.
After successful authentication, the user will be redirected to the
untrusted (fake) site.

The affected product is:
Microsoft Outlook Web Access ( OWA )
Windows 2003


this will take the user to http://www.example.com when the login box
is pressed.

prompts the user to download an executable or other file.

The attacker can then have a page to capture the user / password
and redirect back to the original login page or some other form of
phishing attack.

Note that this vulnerability is very similar to the one affecting
"owalogin.asp" described here:

Best regards,

Davide Del Vecchio.

Martin Suess ha scritto:


Vendor Status:      MSRC tracking case closed
Vendor Notified:    March 31st 2008
Vendor Response:    May 6th 2008
Advisory Release:   October 15th 2008
Patch available:    - (vulnerability not high priority)

| Ing. Piergiorgio Venuti, CCSP                                        |
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