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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

CreatetxtRange

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:CreatetxtRange
Technical name:Exploit/CreatetxtRange
Threat level:Medium
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  

It is a code specifically written in order to exploit a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer running on Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 computers. If successfully exploited, it allows arbitrary code to be executed in the vulnerable computer. The malicious code is hosted in a web page, and then unaware users are tricked into accessing it.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98

First detected on:March 25, 2006
Detection updated on:March 30, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

CreatetxtRange is a code specifically written in order to exploit a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer running on Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 computers.

If it is successfully exploited, CreatetxtRange allows arbitrary code to be executed in the vulnerable computer.

This vulnerability can be exploited by hosting the malicious code in a web page, and tricking users into accessing it, or by sending messages that contain a link to a malicious website.

Panda Security detects the code associated to the vulnerability as CreatetxtRange, thus warning users of its presence in the web pages accessed, and preventing them from being affected.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 computer, it is recommendable to download and apply the security patch referred to the vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which is included in the security bulletin MS06-013. Access the web page for downloading the patch. However, provided that this is a cumulative patch, make sure that you download the latest security patch available.