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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3638

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 and 6 does not properly handle uninitialized COM objects, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) and possibly execute arbitrary code, as demonstrated by the Nth function in the DirectAnimation.DATuple ActiveX control, aka "COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2006-08-08 Last Update Date : 2018-10-18
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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 ServiceExecute CodeOverflowMemory corruption
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:719 windows
MS06-042: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (918899) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11534 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-2006-3638

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft IE 8

- References For CVE-2006-3638
VUPEN ADV-2006-3212
MS MS06-042
CERT TA06-220A
BID 19340 Microsoft Internet Explorer COM Object Instantiation Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2007-03-29
CERT-VN VU#959049
BUGTRAQ 20060808 TSRT-06-09: Microsoft DirectAnimation COM Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability
SECTRACK 1016663

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3638

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