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Windows (ME NT 2K) IE v5.5SP2 CSS Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5592

Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 and earlier and possibly other versions allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash from "memory corruption") via certain malformed Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) elements that trigger heap-based buffer overflows as demonstrated using the "<STYLE>@;/*" string possibly due to a missing comment terminator that may cause an invalid length to trigger a large memory copy operation aka the "CSS Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows ME
  • Microsoft Windows NT
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-0842
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer