Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Memory corruption

Known malware:

Kaspersky - Exploit.JS.CVE-2006-1359.d
Ikarus - Exploit.JS.CVE-2006-1359.d
Nod32 - JS/Exploit.CVE-2006-1359

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2006032301 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Internet Explorer

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1359

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in createTextRange() DHTML method when handling unexpected user input for radio button control. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: