Vulnerability Note VU#813208

Microsoft Internet Explorer does not properly render input type tag

Original Release date: 26 Aug 2003 | Last revised: 03 Sep 2003

Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) does not properly render an input type tag, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

Description

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-032 briefly describes

    ...a flaw in the way Internet Explorer renders Web pages that could cause the browser or Outlook Express to fail. Internet Explorer does not properly render an input type tag. A user visiting an attacker's Web site could allow the attacker to exploit the vulnerability by viewing the site. In addition, an attacker could craft a specially formed HTML based e-mail that could cause Outlook Express to fail when the e-mail was opened or previewed.

This is the only information available about this vulnerability.

Impact

By convincing a victim to view a specially crafted HTML document (web page, HTML email) , a remote attacker could cause a denial of service.

Solution

Apply patch
Apply 822925 or a more recent cumulative patch for IE. See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-032.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected25 Aug 200326 Aug 2003
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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

This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft.

This document was written by Art Manion.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • CERT Advisory: CA-2003-22
  • Date Public: 20 Aug 2003
  • Date First Published: 26 Aug 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 03 Sep 2003
  • Severity Metric: 3.64
  • Document Revision: 12

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