Microsoft Internet Explorer RDS.DataControl ActiveX object denial of service

ie-rdsdatacontrol-url-dos (27621) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory access error that can occur when processing a malformed RDS.DataControl ActiveX object with an invalid URL property value. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a victim's browser to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit a malicious Web page.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Browser Fun Blog Friday, July 07, 2006: MoBB #8: RDS.DataControl URL .
  • BID-18900: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 RDS.DataControl Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-3510: The Remote Data Service Object (RDS.DataControl) in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 on Windows 2000 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a series of operations that result in an invalid length calculation when using SysAllocStringLen, then triggers a buffer over-read.
  • OSVDB ID: 26955: Microsoft IE RDS.DataControl SysAllocStringLen Invalid Length Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1

Reported:

Jul 07, 2006

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