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Microsoft Windows "mhtml:" URI Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-06-01    Last Update:  2006-08-09    Views:  28,967

Secunia Advisory SA20384

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Mr.Niega has discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in inetcomm.dll when processing URLs with the "mhtml:" URI handler. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long URL by e.g. tricking a user into visiting a malicious web site with Internet Explorer or opening a specially crafted Internet shortcut.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Mr.Niega

Original Advisory:
MS06-043 (KB920214):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-043.mspx

Deep Links:
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