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Microsoft Internet Explorer does not properly render input type tag

Vulnerability Note VU#813208

Original Release Date: 2003-08-26 | Last Revised: 2003-09-03

Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) does not properly render an input type tag, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

Description

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-032 briefly describes

...a flaw in the way Internet Explorer renders Web pages that could cause the browser or Outlook Express to fail. Internet Explorer does not properly render an input type tag. A user visiting an attacker's Web site could allow the attacker to exploit the vulnerability by viewing the site. In addition, an attacker could craft a specially formed HTML based e-mail that could cause Outlook Express to fail when the e-mail was opened or previewed.
This is the only information available about this vulnerability.

Impact

By convincing a victim to view a specially crafted HTML document (web page, HTML email) , a remote attacker could cause a denial of service.

Solution

Apply patch
Apply 822925 or a more recent cumulative patch for IE. See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-032.

Vendor Information

813208
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Notified:  August 25, 2003 Updated:  August 26, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-032.

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

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft.

This document was written by Art Manion.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
CERT Advisory: CA-2003-22
Severity Metric: 3.65
Date Public: 2003-08-20
Date First Published: 2003-08-26
Date Last Updated: 2003-09-03 23:24 UTC
Document Revision: 12

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