Microsoft Internet Explorer JavaScript onload=screen attribute denial of service

ie-javascript-screen-dos (47788) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of JavaScript. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web page containing an onload=screen[""] attribute value in a BODY element, a remote attacker could cause the browser to crash.


Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 3.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Microsoft Web site: Internet Explorer.
  • Skypher blog: Skypher MSIE screen[""] NULL ptr DoS details.
  • BID-33149: Microsoft Internet Explorer 'screen[]' Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-0072: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 through 8.0 beta2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an onload=screen[] attribute value in a BODY element.
  • OSVDB ID: 51259: Microsoft IE onload=screen[""] Attribute Handling Remote DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 beta1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 beta2


Jan 07, 2009

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