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Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-08-12    Last Update:  2008-08-13    Views:  11,659

Secunia Advisory SA31375

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An unspecified error may result in uninitialised memory being accessed in certain situations.

2) Another unspecified error may result in uninitialised memory being accessed in certain situations.

3) An error exists in the way Internet Explorer may access an object that has not been correctly initialised or has been deleted. This can be exploited to corrupt memory.

4) Two errors in the handling of document objects can result in uninitialised memory being accessed in certain situations when objects are appended in specific order, or objects are appended in specific order and certain functions are performed on these objects.

5) An error in the way arguments are validated in print preview handling can be exploited to corrupt memory.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities may allow execution of arbitrary code.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Yamata Li, Palo Alto Networks.
2) Reported by the vendor.
3) The vendor credits Tavis Ormandy, Google Security Team.
4) Sam Thomas and an anonymous person via TippingPoint and ZDI.
5) Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
MS08-045 (KB953838):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-045.mspx

ZDI:
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-050/
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-051/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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