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Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13151

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 does not properly handle errors related to using the componentFromPoint method on xml objects that have been (1) incorrectly initialized or (2) deleted which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document aka "Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-3475
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6