After you install security update 867282 that is included
with Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-014, Microsoft Internet Explorer crashes
when you copy images from Web sites that use the <input type=image>
A change was included in security update 867282 that helps
to block a specific, potentially malicious scenario of dragging a Microsoft
Excel spreadsheet that looks similar to an image to your desktop. The code that
was changed to help block this scenario is used for drag-and-drop operations
and for image copy operations. Because of the change, a logic error was
introduced that can cause Internet Explorer to crash when you copy images from
the <input type=image> tag.
To resolve this problem, install security update 890923 (MS05-020).
For more information about security update 890923, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
MS05-020: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
Workaround for Web developers
If you have a site that uses the <input type=image>
tag, you can do the following things to work around this issue:
- To display an image, you can use the img element, for
example <img src=”sample.gif”>, instead of using the input element with a
type attribute that specifies an image.
- To submit the coordinates of the image that the user
clicked on, you can use the <img> element and an <onclick> handler
to capture the coordinates and to submit them through the <input
type=submit> control. For example, use the following code.
document.all.form1.imgx.value = e.offsetX;
document.all.form1.imgy.value = e.offsetY;
<form action="form.asp" method="post" id=form1 name=form1>
<input type=hidden name="imgobj.x" id=imgx value=0>
<input type=hidden name="imgobj.y" id=imgy value=0>
<img src=someimage.jpg onclick="ClickHandler(event);">
We are working on a software update to resolve this issue. This
update will be included in the next Internet Explorer security update.
for Web users
To work around this issue, follow these steps:
- Right-click the image that uses the <input type=image>
tag, and then click Save
Picture As to save the image file to the desktop.
- Click Start , click Run,
type mspaint in the Open box, and then click OK.
- In Microsoft Paint, click Open on the
- Click to select the image file that you saved to the desktop, and then click
- On the Edit menu, click Select
All to select the image.
- On the Edit menu, click
You can now paste the image to other applications.
For additional information about MS05-014, click the following article number
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
MS05-014: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer