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[security-alerts] FW: [SA19378] Internet Explorer Unspecified Automatic .HTA Application Execution



> 
> 
> TITLE:
> Internet Explorer Unspecified Automatic .HTA Application Execution
> 
> SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
> SA19378
> 
> VERIFY ADVISORY:
> http://secunia.com/advisories/19378/
> 
> CRITICAL:
> Highly critical
> 
> IMPACT:
> System access
> 
> WHERE:
> From remote
> 
> SOFTWARE:
> Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x
> http://secunia.com/product/11/
> 
> DESCRIPTION:
> Jeffrey van der Stad has reported a vulnerability in Internet
> Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
> user's system.
> 
> The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error when handling
> .HTA applications and allows execution of the .HTA application on the
> user's system without any user interaction when e.g. visiting a
> malicious web site.
> 
> The vulnerability has been reported in Internet Explorer 6.0. Other
> versions may also be affected.
> 
> SOLUTION:
> Do not visit untrusted web sites.
> 
> Disabling Active Scripting support may prevent exploitation, but has
> not been proven.
> 
> PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
> Jeffrey van der Stad
> 
> ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
> http://jeffrey.vanderstad.net/grasshopper/
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------



 




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