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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-3873

Original release date: 09/12/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Heap-based buffer overflow in URLMON.DLL in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 and XP SP1, with versions the MS06-042 patch before 20060912, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a long URL in a GZIP-encoded website that was the target of an HTTP redirect, due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2006-3869.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016839
External Source: MISC
Name: http://research.eeye.com/html/advisories/published/AD20060912.html
External Source: MS
Name: MS06-042
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://weblog.infoworld.com/techwatch/archives/007870.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 19987
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060912 [EEYEB-20080824] Internet Explorer Compressed Content URL Heap Overflow Vulnerability #2
External Source: XF
Name: ie-url-compression-bo(28893)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 30834
External Source: SREASON
Name: 1555

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