Internet Explorer DirectX Image Transform Object Denial of Service Vulnerability

Flaw triggers a denial of service (crash) within Internet Explorer on specially crafted Web pages

This vulnerability creates a denial of service (crash) within Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 after a victim has been tricked into visiting a malicious Web page. Using the DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient ActiveX object with a long (1) StartColorStr or (2) EndColorStr property, an error is generated.

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