Microsoft Internet Explorer Object.Microsoft.DXTFilter ActiveX object denial of service
|ie-dxtfilter-dos (27623)||Medium Risk|
Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference that can occur when processing a malformed Object.Microsoft.DXTFilter ActiveX object with the "Enabled" property set to true. 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.
Denial of Service
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- Browser Fun Blog Sunday, July 09, 2006: MoBB #10: Object.Microsoft.DXTFilter Enabled .
- BID-18903: Microsoft Internet Explorer Object.Microsoft.DXTFilter Denial Of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2006-3512: Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by setting the Enabled property of a DXTFilter ActiveX object to true, which triggers a null dereference.
- OSVDB ID: 27014: Microsoft IE Object.Microsoft.DXTFilter Enabled Property NULL Dereference
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
Jul 09, 2006
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