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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Vendors:   Microsoft
(Microsoft Issues Fix) Microsoft Internet Explorer VML Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016933
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016933
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4868   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 26 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in 'Vgx.dll' in the processing of Vector Markup Language (VML) text and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Sunbelt Software reported this vulnerability. Exploit code was discovered by Sunbelt Software Security Researchers.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=383C13DC-51A9-4B12-89E3-871A1A3DE98F

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B5F19858-4E86-4FD4-A264-E4823FF6D0A9

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AFD3279C-6171-4F20-A36E-B9B56EE4C7F1

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AF8F3A58-BA7A-41BF-BB1B-3A9DDFDC3E27

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=271E9C78-1C6A-443E-924D-43FD6D51E643

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E2CB474F-FC1B-4B7D-A607-02A1528C6743

Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4C48FF93-6559-4616-9C2D-406E808B7E97

Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EA7DE30F-D765-4E5B-BFD4-64F3FED578FF

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-055.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-055.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 19 2006 Microsoft Internet Explorer VML Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 26 Sep 2006 16:23:05 -0400
Subject:  Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925486)



http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-055.mspx

CVE-2006-4868
 
 


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