Microsoft Internet Explorer JavaScript location.replace loop denial of service

ie-javascript-dos (8488) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by improper handling of JavaScript in Web pages. A remote attacker could create a malicious Web page containing a recursive JavaScript location.replace call to cause a victim's browser to crash when the page is visited.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 17, 2010.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Mar 18 2002 - 12:36:46 CST: Javascript loop causes IE to crash.
  • BID-4322: Multiple Vendor JavaScript Interpreter Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0461: Internet Explorer 5.01 through 6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via Javascript in a web page that calls location.replace on itself, causing a loop.
  • OSVDB ID: 7849: Microsoft IE Javascript location.replace Recursive DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

Reported:

Mar 18, 2002

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