Vulnerability Note VU#266926

Microsoft Internet Explorer contains an integer overflow in the processing of bitmap files

Original Release date: 30 Jul 2004 | Last revised: 30 Jul 2004

Overview

A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is a web browser. An integer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the way that Internet Explorer processes bitmap image files. This vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system by introducing a specially crafted bitmap file.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system by introducing a specially crafted bitmap file. This malicious bitmap image may be introduced to the system via a malicious web page, HTML email, or an email attachment.

Solution

Apply Patch

Apply a patch as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-025.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected16 Feb 200430 Jul 2004
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to gta@hush.com for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0566
  • Date Public: 15 Feb 2004
  • Date First Published: 30 Jul 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 30 Jul 2004
  • Severity Metric: 56.11
  • Document Revision: 9

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