Reported December 1, 2004, by Microsoft

VERSIONS AFFECTED

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)

DESCRIPTION
A vulnerability exists in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) that could result in the execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system. Heap-based buffer overflow in IE 6.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via long SRC or NAME attributes in IFRAME, FRAME, and EMBED elements.

VENDOR RESPONSE
Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS04-040, "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (889293)," to address this vulnerability and recommends that affected users immediately apply the appropriate patch listed in the bulletin.

CREDIT
Discovered by Microsoft.