Intrusion Prevention

MS.IE.DXTFilter.Remote.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Denial of Service vulnerability
in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused by an error in the "dxtrans.dll" ActiveX control when it handles a malicious "DXTFilter" object. It may allow remote attackers to crash vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Itanium)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 (Itanium)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 98 SE
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are not aware of any patches supplied by the vendor for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2006-3512