Vulnerability Note VU#503124

Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to handle specially crafted, invalid HTML

Original Release date: 11 Apr 2006 | Last revised: 11 Apr 2006

Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) fails to properly handle malformed HTML. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

IE fails to properly handle specially crafted HTML. When a specially crafted, malformed HTML file is opened in IE, system memory can be corrupted in a way that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

More information is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013.

Impact

If a remote attacker can persuade a user to access a specially crafted web page with IE, that attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the compromised user.

Solution

Apply an Update
This issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013.

Refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013 for workarounds for this vulnerability.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-11 Apr 2006
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013. Microsoft credits Jan P. Monsch of Compass Security Network Computing AG with providing information regarding this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1185
  • Date Public: 11 Apr 2006
  • Date First Published: 11 Apr 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 11 Apr 2006
  • Severity Metric: 29.70
  • Document Revision: 5

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