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Microsoft Windows Image Rendering Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-04-22    Views:  26,492

Secunia Advisory SA15064

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Andrew has discovered a vulnerability in Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the image rendering for overly large images. This can e.g. be exploited to crash a vulnerable system when a user views an image with overly large HTML size attributes in e.g. Internet Explorer.

The vulnerability has been confirmed on a fully patched Microsoft Windows XP SP2 system. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not view HTML content from untrusted sources while running critical applications.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Andrew

Deep Links:
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