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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0099

Original release date: 01/08/2007
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Race condition in the msxml3 module in Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0, as used in Internet Explorer 6 and other applications, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via many nested tags in an XML document in an IFRAME, when synchronous document rendering is frequently disrupted with asynchronous events, as demonstrated using a JavaScript timer, which can trigger NULL pointer dereferences or memory corruption, aka "MSXML Memory Corruption Vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 21872
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021164
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070104 Re: RE: [Full-disclosure] Concurrency strikes MSIE (potentially exploitablemsxml3 flaws)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070104 RE: [Full-disclosure] Concurrency strikes MSIE (potentially exploitablemsxml3 flaws)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5793
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070104 Re: Concurrency strikes MSIE (potentially exploitablemsxml3 flaws)
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070104 Concurrency strikes MSIE (potentially exploitable msxml3 flaws)
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02386
External Source: MS
Name: MS08-069
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070104 Concurrency strikes MSIE (potentially exploitable msxml3 flaws)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=2004
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-316A
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3111
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5793
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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