Microsoft Internet Explorer HTML tag parsing denial of service

ie-html-tag-parsing-dos (26808) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to a denial of service caused by a NULL pointer dereference that can occur when processing a malformed HTML document. A remote attacker could create a malicious Web page containing malformed HTML to cause a victim's browser to crash, if the victim could be persuaded to browse to the malicious page.

Note: It may also be possible for this vulnerability to be exploited for remote code execution.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

Reported:

May 25, 2006

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