IE Exploder

Subject: IE 6.0 SSL Warning dialog stack overflow
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 11:26:13 +0100
From: FX


IE seems to have an issue with pages served over plain text HTTP where
images and possibly other resources are embedded with HTTPS links and the
certificate validation fails. The browser displays the appropriate warning
dialog for each embedded element, causing a stack overflow and termination of
the process. The speakers page of this year’s CCC Congress serves as
unintentional example and led to the discovery of this bug.

Tested with: IE 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519 / XPSP2 German.


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Links extern:
22C3 Weblog » Blog Archive » Congress Webpage: 1, Microsoft Internet Explorer: 0
22C3: Private Investigations – Speakers

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