Vulnerability Note VU#262004
Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to properly handle chained Cascading Style Sheets
Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to properly handle chained Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
CSS is a mechanism for adding style to web documents. Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a vulnerability in the handling of chained CSS. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by creating a specially crafted HTML document that causes memory corruption when it is viewed with Internet Explorer.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page, an HTML email message, or an email attachment), an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebOC control) to crash.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||08 Aug 2006|
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This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Sam Thomas.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3451
- Date Public: 08 Aug 2006
- Date First Published: 08 Aug 2006
- Date Last Updated: 16 Aug 2006
- Severity Metric: 20.25
- Document Revision: 7
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