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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Shockwave Flash Scripting Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015559
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015559
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 1 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0 SP1, possibly others
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote user can cause the target user's browser to crash.

In June 2005, a denial of service vulnerability was reported in Internet Explorer. A remote user can create HTML containing specially crafted scripting code that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target user's browser to crash.

The scripting code invokes a Shockwave Flash file to trigger the flaw.

Some demonstration exploit pages are available at:

http://www.anspi.pl/~porkythepig/

http://www.anspi.pl/~porkythepig/iedown.html

Impact:   A remote user can create specially crafted scripting code that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target user's browser to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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