Microsoft Internet Explorer CSS Float Property Memory Corruption VulnerabilityZDI-06-041: November 14th, 2006
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This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.
The specific vulnerability exists due to improper parsing of HTML CSS 'float' properties. By ordering specially crafted 'div' tags in a web page, memory corruption can occur leading to remote code execution.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2006-07-18 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006-11-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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