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Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 print template ActiveX control allows arbitrary command execution

2002-09-2700:00:00
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5.1 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

0.004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

72.3%

Overview

The Internet Explorer 5.5 Print Template feature contains a vulnerability that allows a web page author to execute arbitrary code as the user viewing the web page.

Description

Internet Explorer version 5.5 supports a feature called โ€œprint templatesโ€ which allows a web page author to specify a custom print format for the web page. Because the print templates are allowed to execute ActiveX controls, including those that are not marked โ€œsafe for scriptingโ€, a web page author can use a custom print template to execute arbitrary code as the user printing the web page.


Impact

A user printing a malicious web page may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Solution

Apply a Patch

Microsoft has published patches correcting this vulnerability. The patches are listed in their advisory at:

<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms00-093.asp&gt;


Vendor Information

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Notified: December 01, 2000 Updated: May 16, 2002

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Microsoft has published a security bulletin describing this vulnerability:

<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms00-093.asp&gt;

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us [email](<mailto:[email protected]?Subject=VU%23820957 Feedback>).

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References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Warren R. Greer for discovering this vulnerability.

This document was written by Cory F. Cohen.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2001-0090
Severity Metric: 10.76 Date Public:

5.1 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

0.004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

72.3%

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