New Search

COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:719

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 and 6 does not properly handle uninitialized COM objects which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) and possibly execute arbitrary code as demonstrated by the Nth function in the DirectAnimation.DATuple ActiveX control aka "COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-3638
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer