Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a denial of service vulnerability when rendering malformed GIF and BMP images. Malformed images for other file formats may also cause a similar condition, though the vendor has not provided any further information. The vendor has not released any further information about this issue other than to state that it is addressed by the Cumulative Security Update For Internet Explorer.
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Microsoft has released a cumulative update for Internet Explorer to address supported versions of the browser. Fixes for Windows 98/SE/ME can be obtained through Windows Update.