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Internet Explorer for MS Windows Mobile 5.0 DoS



Denial Of Service in Internet Explorer for MS Windows Mobile 5.0
Denial Of Service in Internet Explorer for MS Windows Mobile 5.0



Denial Of Service in Internet Explorer for MS Windows Mobile 5.0
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Date of Release: 09/02/2007

Description: A vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer for Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 (for smart phone and pocket PC) that impacts upon the availability and security of devices operating on this platform. It is possible for an attacker to create an overflow state within Internet Explorer, resulting in the termination of the normal functionality of IE and a Denial of Service, should the device browser access a WML page with malformed content. Users of affected devices must perform a hard battery reset in order to resume Internet Explorer and normal device operations. 

Patch / Fix: No patch is available at this time

Advisory History: This issue was first reported to Microsoft on 31/01/07. 

Full technical details of this vulnerability will be withheld for the next ninety days, or until such time as a patch / fix is forthcoming (whichever event happens first).

Credit: Michael Kemp (www.clappymonkey.com) 


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