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Determina Fix for CVE-2006-1359 1.0      

Size:   207KB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2006-03-30

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OS:  Win 2000/XP/2003

Downloads:   2899

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Based on the same technology used in the VPS LiveShield product, Determina has engineered a standalone fix that provides free and immediate protection to users worldwide that need to protect systems from related attacks until such time as Microsoft issues its own patch. Note that current Determina VPS customers do not have to apply this patch as they have been protected against this attack without the need for any update.

The source code of the Shield is included in the download for review by any independent security expert.

Determina Fix is a free and useful runtime fix for the IE createTextRange() vulnerability. It can be applied to Windows 2000, XP and 2003 systems running Internet Explorer 5.01 and 6.0. The vulnerability lies in the MSHTML.DLL rendering engine which is loaded into many applications for HTML rendering, including but not limited to Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.

The installation of the fix consists of adding the fix DLL to the AppInit_DLLs registry key in:

HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows

The MSI installer will do this automatically. This will enable loading this fix DLL into all the vulnerable applications. The fix does not modify any file or application on the disk. It will only modify the vulnerable applications and DLLs in memory. The fix will not be applied to any processes that are running at the time of the installation. To enable the patch, you have to restart IE, Outlook and any other process that need to be protected. After the installation, run status.exe to verify that your system is protected. If you have a version of MSHTML.DLL that the patch does not support, status.exe will report that the protection is not active.

Once Microsoft releases an official patch and it is installed by the user, the Determina Shield will not be applied any more. Determina recommends uninstalling this fix even though keeping it active will not affect the system. To uninstall the fix, use 'Add Remove Programs' in the Control Panel. To uninstall it manually, remove the DLL from the AppInit_DLLs key and restart your machine. You can then safely delete the DLL.

This tool requires administrative privileges on the vulnerable machines in order to install the fix.

Requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

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