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Microsoft Internet Explorer XML Document DoS Vulnerability - Aug09

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host has Internet Explorer installed and is prone to Denial of Service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists via an XML document composed of a long series of start-tags with no corresponding end-tags and it leads to CPU consumption.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Internet Explorer version 6.x to 6.0.2900.2180 and 7.x to 7.0.6000.16473

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

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