Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, and 6 allows remote attackers to bypass the Kill bit settings for dangerous ActiveX controls via unknown vectors involving crafted HTML, which can expose the browser to attacks that would otherwise be prevented by the Kill bit setting. NOTE: CERT/CC claims that MS05-054 fixes this issue, but it is not described in MS05-054.
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: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
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