[linux-elitists] A DoS against IE in W2K and XP? You Make the Call...
Fri Jun 28 13:41:36 PDT 2002
For your web page design needs...
----- Forwarded message from "'ken'@FTU" <email@example.com> -----
The following line of code will crash IE when the OS is Windows 2000 or
<!-- start dosIE-doe.html -->
<!-- end dosIE-doe.html -->
I alerted Microsoft. They replied that it is not a security
vulnerability according to their policy:
================= Begin MS reply ========================
"Suppose a flaw in a web browser could be misused by a web site to
"hang" the browser of any user who visited the site. If the user were
able to resume normal operation by stopping the browser, restarting it,
and avoiding the attacker's web site in the future, the flaw would not
constitute a security vulnerability."
(For the complete definition of a security vulnerability please see
================= End MS reply ===========================
I am aware that this code is more an inconvenience that anything else.
Although, if it were combined with another vulnerability its effect may
be much worse. (Say a XSS vulnerability also exists and an attacker
could crash the browser of every user that visits your ecommerce site...)
----- End forwarded message -----
"A mouse is a device used to point at the xterm you want to type in" - A.S.R.
Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
.... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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