** Inge Henriksen Security Advisory - Full Disclosure Proof of Concept at http://ingehenriksen.blogspot.com/ **
Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer 5 & 6 Remote Denial of Service (DoS) using IMG & XML elements
14. January 2006
Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer 5
Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer 6
Tested and Confirmed Vulerable:
Microsoft=AE Windows=AE XP Professional with Service Pack 2 and IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519
Microsoft=AE Windows=AE Server 2003 with IE 6.0.2790.0
Microsoft=AE Windows=AE 2000 Advanced Server 5.00.2195 with Service Pack 4 and IE 5.00.3700.1000
Other combinations are likely to be vulnerable, so far all systems that I have tested had the bug.
Inge Henriksen (email@example.com) http://ingehenriksen.blogspot.com/
Notified 30. December 2005, no fix at present.
Arbitrary Code Injection:
This is a null pointer dereference, so no arbitrary code injection is likely. Thanks to H D Moore from Metasploit for help on this issue.
I have found that Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer 5 and Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer 6 are vulnerable
to a Denial of Service. So far all combinations of OS's and IE versions I have tested are vulnerable.
The exploit is triggered by a bad IMG element combined with a bad XML block, this html code can by hidden
inside a webpage etc. to cause a Denial of Service for all that tries to view that webpage.
Full Disclosure Proof of Concept at http://ingehenriksen.blogspot.com/