Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Nested OBJECT Tag Memory Corruption Vulnerability

2006-04-22T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:27727
Type exploitdb
Reporter Michal Zalewski
Modified 2006-04-22T00:00:00

Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Nested OBJECT Tag Memory Corruption Vulnerability. CVE-2006-1992. Dos exploit for windows platform

                                        
                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17658/info

Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a memory-corruption vulnerability. This issue is due to a flaw in the application in handling nested OBJECT tags in HTML content.

An attacker could exploit this issue via a malicious web page to potentially execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user, but this has not been confirmed. Exploit attempts likely result in crashing the affected application. Attackers could exploit this issue through HTML email/newsgroup postings or through other applications that employ the affected component.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP SP2 is reportedly vulnerable to this issue; other versions may also be affected.

perl -e '{print "<STYLE></STYLE>\n<OBJECT>\nBork\n"x32}' >test.html