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Sid 1-4155

Message

BROWSER-PLUGINS Microsoft Internet Explorer htmlfile ActiveX object access attempt

Summary

Windows Scripting Host in Internet Explorer 5.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via the GetObject Javascript function and the htmlfile ActiveX object.

Impact

CVSS base score 5.0 CVSS impact score 2.9 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact PARTIAL integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE

CVE-2011-1995:

CVSS base score 9.3

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 8.6

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

Detailed information

CVE-2011-1995: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 9 does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing an object that was not properly initialized, aka "OLEAuto32.dll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft ie 6
  • microsoft ie 7
  • microsoft ie 8
  • microsoft ie 9

Ease of attack

CVE-2011-1995:

Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity MEDIUM

Authentication NONE

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.

Contributors

  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References

  • osvdb.org/show/osvdb/76207
  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS01-015