Microsoft Internet Explorer Java Applet Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability

Microsoft Internet Explorer is affected by a denial-of-service vulnerability. This issue arises because the application fails to handle exceptional conditions in a proper manner. This issue presents itself only when Sun's Java runtime environment is installed and configured to be the default handler for Java applets.

An attacker may exploit this issue by enticing a user to visit a malicious site, resulting in a denial-of-service condition in the application.

Specific version information for Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Java runtime are not currently available. This BID will be updated as further information is disclosed.


 

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