Microsoft Security Advisory (923762)

Microsoft Security Advisory (923762): Long URLs to sites using HTTP 1.1 and compression Could Cause Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 to Unexpectedly Exit

Published: August 22, 2006

On August 15, 2006 Microsoft announced that it would be re-releasing MS06-042 Tuesday, August 22, 2006 to address an issue affecting Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 customers discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 923762. Due to an issue discovered in final testing, Microsoft will not be re-releasing MS06-042 today. This update will be re-released for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 when it meets an appropriate level of quality for broad distribution.

Microsoft is also aware of public reports that this issue can lead to a buffer overrun condition for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 customers that have applied MS06-042. We are not aware of attacks that try to use the reported vulnerability or of customer impact at this time. Microsoft is aggressively investigating the public reports. Only customers using Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 are affected, all other customers should continue their deployments of MS06-042. Customers using Internet Explorer 6.0 SP 1 should continue their deployment of MS06-042 and follow the existing guidance provided in Knowledge Base article 923762 and the Suggested Actions section of this Security Advisory.

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