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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3357

Heap-based buffer overflow in HTML Help ActiveX control (hhctrl.ocx) in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by repeatedly setting the Image field of an Internet.HHCtrl.1 object to certain values, possibly related to improper escaping and long strings.
Publish Date : 2006-07-06 Last Update Date : 2021-07-23
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer Overrun in HTML Help Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13 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-2006-3357

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer 1

- References For CVE-2006-3357
BUGTRAQ 20060808 TSRT-06-08: Microsoft Internet Help COM Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability
CERT TA06-220A
VUPEN ADV-2006-2634
VUPEN ADV-2006-2635
XF ie-hhctrl-bo(27573)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13
BID 18769 Microsoft Windows HTML Help HHCtrl ActiveX Control Memory Corruption Vulnerability Release Date:2007-06-26
MS MS06-046
CERT-VN VU#159220
SECTRACK 1016434
OSVDB 26835

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3357

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