Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) fails to properly handle double-byte characters in URLs, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
IE fails to properly handle double-byte characters in URLs. 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.
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.
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This issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013.
This vulnerability was disclosed by Microsoft, who in turn credit Sowhat of Nevis Labs with reporting the issue.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-04-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-04-11 19:36 UTC|