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Microsoft Internet Explorer contains overflow in processing script action handlers

Vulnerability Note VU#984473

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

Overview

A vulnerability in the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser could allow a remote attacker to crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

A programming error in the way that Internet Explorer handles multiple event handlers in an HTML element results in an array out-of-bounds memory access. This error results in a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by constructing a malicious web page and tricking or persuading a user to visit the malicious site.

Impact

A remote attacker can cause a vulnerable version of the browser to crash. In some cases, it may also be possible for the attacker to execute code of their choosing on an affected system. The attacker-supplied code would be executed with the permissions of the user running the vulnerable version of the browser.

Solution

Apply a patch

Microsoft has published patches for this issue in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013. Users are encouraged to review this bulletin and apply the patches it refers to.

Vendor Information

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Microsoft Corporation

Notified:  March 17, 2006 Updated:  April 11, 2006

Status

  Unknown

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.

Addendum

Microsoft has published patches for this issue in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013. Users are encouraged to review this bulletin and apply the patches it refers to.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

Michal Zalewski publicly reported this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1245
Severity Metric: 23.01
Date Public: 2006-03-16
Date First Published: 2006-04-11
Date Last Updated: 2006-04-11 20:00 UTC
Document Revision: 20

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