The Microsoft Windows WebViewFolderIcon ActiveX control contains an integer overflow vulnerability. This may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The Microsoft WebViewFolderIcon object is an ActiveX control that comes with Microsoft Windows. This control, which is provided by the file webvw.dll, provides support functionality for icons in the Windows Explorer Web view. The slice method of the WebViewFolderIcon control contains an integer overflow vulnerability.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebBrowser control) to crash.The complete impact of this vulnerability is not yet known.
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This vulnerability is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-057.
This vulnerability was publicly disclosed by HD Moore.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-09-27|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-10-10 19:33 UTC|