Vulnerability Note VU#119180
Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to properly interpret layout positioning
Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to properly handle certain combinations of layout positioning. This can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a vulnerability in the handling of certain combinations of layout positioning in an HTML document. When combined with Active Scripting, Internet Explorer may execute arbitrary code as a result of this vulnerability.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page, an HTML email message, or an email attachment), an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebOC control) to crash.
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This vulnerability is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-042.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||08 Aug 2006|
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This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, which in turn credits Sam Thomas.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3450
- Date Public: 08 Aug 2006
- Date First Published: 08 Aug 2006
- Date Last Updated: 17 Aug 2006
- Severity Metric: 20.25
- Document Revision: 16
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