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Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to handle specially crafted, invalid HTML

Vulnerability Note VU#503124

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


Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) fails to properly handle malformed HTML. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


IE fails to properly handle specially crafted HTML. When a specially crafted, malformed HTML file is opened in IE, system memory can be corrupted in a way that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

More information is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013.


If a remote attacker can persuade a user to access a specially crafted web page with IE, that attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the compromised user.


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

Refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013 for workarounds for this vulnerability.

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Microsoft Corporation Affected

Updated:  April 11, 2006



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This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013. Microsoft credits Jan P. Monsch of Compass Security Network Computing AG with providing information regarding this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1185
Severity Metric: 29.70
Date Public: 2006-04-11
Date First Published: 2006-04-11
Date Last Updated: 2006-04-11 19:08 UTC
Document Revision: 6

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