Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 16:23:00 -0400 (EDT) From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com cc: coley@...re.org Subject: Re: regarding CVE-2008-4382 & CVE-2008-4381 I did a little more investigation into IE 7, since that's what the original report was for. Its behavior is different than Firefox. It quickly ran through most of the code, expanding up to 600 Meg or so, before generating an "out of memory" alert (but not crashing) while processing the escape(x4) statement. So IE goes further, with less of an impact on my Windows session than the noticeable slowdown using Firefox (2.x), but IE still doesn't reach the alert(wildboy) statement. http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496926/100/0/threaded suggests a relationship with ActiveX content being enabled, but I don't see how that could apply in the given source (though I only extracted the relevant code, skipping the image and l33t-sp33k). - Steve
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