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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4868

Original release date: 09/19/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Stack-based buffer overflow in the Vector Graphics Rendering engine (vgx.dll), as used in Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP SP2, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Vector Markup Language (VML) file with a long fill parameter within a rect tag.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060920 vml.c - Internet Explorer VML Buffer Overflow Download Exec Exploit
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060920 RE: vml.c - Internet Explorer VML Buffer Overflow Download Exec Exploit
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060926 Windows VML security update MS06-055 released
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060919 Yet another 0day for IE
External Source: MISC
Name: http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2006/09/seen-in-wild-zero-day-exploit-being.html
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: XF
Name: ie-vml-bo(29004)
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT061254
External Source: MSKB
Name: 925486
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3679
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060920 Internet Explorer VML Zero-Day Mitigation
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/624
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/925568.mspx
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-262A
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060924 Windows VML Vulnerability FAQ (CVE-2006-4868) written
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016879
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#416092
External Source: BID
Name: 20096
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MS
Name: MS06-055
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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