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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Bug in Rending HTML Layout Combinations May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017223
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017223
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4687   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.01 SP4, 6 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create HTML with specially crafted layout combinations that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft credits Sam Thomas and TippingPoint with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes (as part of a cumulative update for Internet Explorer):

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B743B081-20D4-4C1C-BC86-254D2F653953

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C65C8EE7-F78D-4D52-A20C-1F896E0DC0A8

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EA3CE61C-3A28-4777-9EEF-1486BB483C4F

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C535A36F-705E-4663-9EE4-B82632A50F0A

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=35EEF49C-E3D7-41EE-82F5-964A3959D453

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E8E03176-F93B-4DE7-AC95-01F9B1C5409C

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ABE4FE3E-BDB6-44B1-B203-528C67980B8F

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-067.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-067.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:   Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 14 Nov 2006 13:15:02 -0500
Subject:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-067: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (922760)


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-067.mspx

CVE-2006-4777
CVE-2006-4446
CVE-2006-4687
 
 


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