Date Discovered June 13, 2006
Description The DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Light ActiveX control is prone to remote code execution.
An attacker could exploit this issue to execute code in the context of the user visiting a malicious web page.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP1
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP2
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP3
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP4
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 for Windows 2000
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 for Windows 95
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 for Windows 98
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 for Windows NT 4.0
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 preview
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 beta1
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 beta2
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights. To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources. Attackers could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to visit a malicious website. Do not follow links provided by sources of questionable integrity.
Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content. To prevent a successful exploit of script-execution vulnerabilities, disable support for script code and active content within the client browser. Note that this tactic might adversely affect websites that rely on HTML or script code.
Do not open email messages from unknown or untrusted individuals.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never accept or open any messages from unknown or untrusted sources.
Microsoft has released an advisory to address this issue.
Credits Will Dormann is credited with the discovery of this vulnerability.
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