Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5 and 6.0 treats objects invoked on an HTML page with the codebase property as part of Local Computer zone, which allows remote attackers to invoke executables present on the local system through objects such as the popup object, aka the "Local Executable Invocation via Object tag" vulnerability.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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Advisory; Patch Information
20020113 Internet Explorer Pop-Up OBJECT Tag Bug
Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit