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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0842

Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 and earlier, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash from "memory corruption") via certain malformed Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) elements that trigger heap-based buffer overflows, as demonstrated using the "<STYLE>@;/*" string, possibly due to a missing comment terminator that may cause an invalid length to trigger a large memory copy operation, aka the "CSS Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2004-12-23 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflowMemory corruption
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Windows (ME, NT, 2K), IE v5.5,SP2 CSS Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5592 windows
Windows (ME, NT, 2K, XP), IE v6,SP1 CSS Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6579 windows
Windows 2000, IE v5.01 CSS Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2906 windows
Windows Server 2003, IE v6,SP1 CSS Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3372 windows
Windows XP, IE v6.0 CSS Heap Memory Corruption Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4169 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2004-0842

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Hardware Avaya Definity One Media Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Avaya Ip600 Media Servers Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Avaya Modular Messaging Message Storage Server 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Avaya Modular Messaging Message Storage Server 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Hardware Avaya S3400 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Hardware Avaya S8100 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Avaya Definity One Media Server 1
Avaya Ip600 Media Servers 1
Avaya Modular Messaging Message Storage Server 2
Avaya S3400 1
Avaya S8100 1
Microsoft IE 10

- References For CVE-2004-0842
BUGTRAQ 20040728 Re: Crash IE with 11 bytes ;)
XF ie-popupshow-perform-actions(16675)
BID 10816 Microsoft Internet Explorer Style Tag Comment Memory Corruption Vulnerability Release Date:2013-06-13
CERT TA04-293A
FULLDISC 20040728 Re: Crash IE with 11 bytes ;)
MS MS04-038
CIAC P-006
CERT-VN VU#291304
FULLDISC 20040723 Crash IE with 11 bytes ;)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0842

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