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Microsoft Internet Explorer contains an integer overflow in the processing of bitmap files

Vulnerability Note VU#266926

Original Release Date: 2004-07-30 | Last Revised: 2004-07-31

Overview

A vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is a web browser. An integer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the way that Internet Explorer processes bitmap image files. This vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system by introducing a specially crafted bitmap file.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system by introducing a specially crafted bitmap file. This malicious bitmap image may be introduced to the system via a malicious web page, HTML email, or an email attachment.

Solution

Apply Patch

Apply a patch as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-025.

Vendor Information

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Microsoft Corporation

Notified:  February 16, 2004 Updated:  July 30, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to gta@hush.com for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2004-0566
Severity Metric: 56.11
Date Public: 2004-02-15
Date First Published: 2004-07-30
Date Last Updated: 2004-07-31 01:07 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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