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Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to properly handle double-byte characters in specially crafted URLs

Vulnerability Note VU#341028

Original Release Date: 2006-04-11 | Last Revised: 2006-04-11

Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) fails to properly handle double-byte characters in URLs, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

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.

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.

Vendor Information

341028
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  April 11, 2006

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

Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

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.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1189
Severity Metric: 32.40
Date Public: 2006-04-11
Date First Published: 2006-04-11
Date Last Updated: 2006-04-11 19:36 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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