Secunia CSI7
Advisories
Research
Forums
Create Profile
Our Commitment
Database
Search
Advisories by Product
Advisories by Vendor
Terminology
Report Vulnerability
Insecure Library Loading
Extremely critical

Internet Explorer HTML Elements Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

-

Release Date:  2004-11-02    Last Update:  2004-12-01    Views:  201,972

Secunia Advisory SA12959

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by:
ned

Additional research and exploit by:
Berend-Jan Wever

Original Advisory:
MS04-040 (KB889293):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-040.mspx

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

Subject: Internet Explorer HTML Elements Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

No posts yet

-

You must be logged in to post a comment.



 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 VARS
MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Factsheets
Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


 
© 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability