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Internet Explorer Data Stream Handling Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-04-08    Last Update:  2008-06-03    Views:  16,684

Secunia Advisory SA27707

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing data streams and can be exploited to trigger a use-after-free condition by returning a specially crafted data stream of e.g. an unexpected MIME-type for which no handler is registered.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a user visits a malicious website.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

Original Advisory:
Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-100/

MS08-024 (KB947864):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-024.mspx

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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