Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 917077

Vulnerability in the way HTML Objects Handle Unexpected Method Calls Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: March 23, 2006 | Updated: April 11, 2006

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of a vulnerability. We have issued a security bulletin to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review the security bulletin . The vulnerability addressed is the “DHTML Method Call Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2006-1359”.



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  • March 23, 2006: Advisory published
  • March 24, 2006: Advisory updated with indication of limited attacks.
  • March 28, 2006: Advisory updated with information regarding additional security software protections, current limited scope of attacks, and the status of the Internet Explorer security update.
  • March 29, 2006: Advisory updated with an additional FAQ regarding Microsoft Security Advisory 912945.
  • April 3, 2006: Advisory updated to clarify that the Compatibility Patch will be replaced in the June update cycle.
  • April 11, 2006: Advisory updated to reference released security bulletin.

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