Microsoft Internet Explorer XML Page Object Type Validation Vulnerability

Internet Explorer does not properly handle object types, when rendering XML based web sites. This may result in the possibility of the execution of malicious software.

The problem occurs when Internet Explorer receives a response from the server when a malicious XML web page containing an embedded object tag is parsed. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a malicious object to be trusted and as such be installed and executed on the local system.

The Mindwarper exploit is actually reported to exploit one of the issues in BID 8577, which has not been addressed by the patches provided in MS03-040.


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