Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.OWC11.DataSourceControl.getDataMemberName.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against an integer overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused when processing a malformed DataSourceControl ActiveX object with a negative "getDataMemberName" property. It allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large negative integer argument to the getDataMemberName method of an OWC11.DataSourceControl.11 object, which leads to an integer overflow and a null dereference.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the website.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie

CVE References

CVE-2006-3729