Vulnerability Note VU#341028
Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to properly handle double-byte characters in specially crafted URLs
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) fails to properly handle double-byte characters in URLs, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
IE fails to properly handle double-byte characters in URLs. When a specially crafted HTML file is opened in IE, system memory can be corrupted in a way that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
By convincing a user to access a specially crafted web page with IE, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
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This issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||11 Apr 2006|
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This vulnerability was disclosed by Microsoft, who in turn credit Sowhat of Nevis Labs with reporting the issue.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1189
- Date Public: 11 Apr 2006
- Date First Published: 11 Apr 2006
- Date Last Updated: 11 Apr 2006
- Severity Metric: 32.40
- Document Revision: 9
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