Vulnerability Note VU#927548

Microsoft Management Console cross-site scripting vulnerability

Original Release date: 08 Aug 2006 | Last revised: 08 Aug 2006


Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.



MMC is an application that allows a user to perform administrative tasks. Through the use of various snap-ins, MMC can be used to configure Windows services, local users and groups, storage devices, and more.

The problem

HTML files in the MMC library can be directly referenced by Internet Explorer. This can cause a cross-site scripting vulnerability from other zones into the Local Machine Zone.


By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page, an HTML email message, or an email attachment), an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.


Apply an update
This vulnerability is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-044.


Microsoft has provided several workarounds in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-044.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-08 Aug 2006
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Yorick Koster of ITsec Security Services, H D Moore, and Tom Gilder.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3643
  • Date Public: 08 Aug 2006
  • Date First Published: 08 Aug 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 08 Aug 2006
  • Severity Metric: 12.15
  • Document Revision: 2


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