2009-0072 | Microsoft Internet Explorer denial of service (BID-33149 / XFDB-47788)
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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8 (Web Browser). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code. The manipulation of the argument
onload=screen["" with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 through 8.0 beta2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an onload=screen[“”] attribute value in a BODY element.
The weakness was released 01/08/2009 by SkyLined (Website). The advisory is available at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2009-0072 since 01/08/2009. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/04/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.This vulnerability is assigned to T1499 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.
It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.
There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.9
NVD Base Score: 🔍
0-Day Time: 🔍
Status: Not defined
CVE: CVE-2009-0072 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 33149 – Microsoft Internet Explorer ‘screen[""]’ Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
Created: 03/17/2015 16:11
Updated: 08/04/2021 00:49
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