Vulnerability Note VU#824324

Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to properly handle HTML elements with a specially crafted tag

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

Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) fails to properly handle HTML element tags, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

IE fails to properly handle HTML element tags. 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.

Impact

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.

Solution

Apply an update

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

Systems Affected (Learn More)

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

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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Thomas Waldegger with reporting the issue.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1188
  • Date Public: 11 Apr 2006
  • Date First Published: 11 Apr 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 11 Apr 2006
  • Severity Metric: 13.77
  • Document Revision: 3

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