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Microsoft Internet Explorer fails to properly handle HTML elements with a specially crafted tag

Vulnerability Note VU#824324

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


Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) fails to properly handle HTML element tags, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.


IE fails to properly handle HTML element tags. 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.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  April 11, 2006



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.


Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Thomas Waldegger with reporting the issue.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1188
Severity Metric: 13.77
Date Public: 2006-04-11
Date First Published: 2006-04-11
Date Last Updated: 2006-04-11 19:38 UTC
Document Revision: 3

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