Multiple vendor Web browsers IFRAME denial of service

web-browser-iframe-dos (17089) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Multiple vendor Web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted Web page that contains an IFRAME tag with a source parameter set to 'C:\Windows\system32\', which would cause the victim's Web browser to crash, once the link is clicked. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hosting the malicious Web page on a Web site or by sending it to a victim as an HTML email.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3
  • Opera Opera Browser 7.54


Aug 21, 2004

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