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Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2009-10-13    Last Update:  2009-11-03    Views:  11,632

Secunia Advisory SA36979

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

1) An unspecified error in the processing of data stream headers can be exploited to trigger a memory corruption.

2) An error related to a certain HTML component is caused due to the improper validation of arguments.

3) An error with the copy constructor of an unspecified DOM object can be exploited to trigger a double-free error causing a memory corruption.

4) An error exists within the processing of certain CSS style information, which can be exploited to cause a memory corruption by using a writing-mode style in combination with certain HTML tags.

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


Solution:
Apply patches and then the following update:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits SkyLined of Google Inc.
2) The vendor credits Mark Dowd, Ryan Smith, and David Dewey.
3) Two anonymous persons, reported via ZDI.
4) Sam Thomas of eshu.co.uk, reported via ZDI.

Original Advisory:
Microsoft (KB974455):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-054.mspx

Microsoft:
http://blogs.technet.com/srd/archive/2009/10/12/ms09-054.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2009/11/02/update-released-for-ms09-054.aspx

Zero Day Initiative:
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-070/
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-071/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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