A vulnerability has been reported in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the handling of certain attributes in the <IFRAME> and <FRAME> HTML tags. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a malicious HTML document containing overly long strings in e.g. the "SRC" and "NAME" attributes of the <IFRAME> tag.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability has been confirmed in the following versions:
* Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP SP1 (fully patched).
* Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows 2000 (fully patched).
NOTE: This advisory has been rated "Extremely critical" as a working exploit has been published on public mailing lists. A variant of the MyDoom virus is now also exploiting this vulnerability.
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Subject: Internet Explorer HTML Elements Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
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