Buffer overflow in Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) on Windows XP and 2003 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (repeated crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a .url file with an InternetShortcut tag containing a long URL and a large number of "file:" specifiers.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
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