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CVE Reference: CVE-2009-3672

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2009-3672

Description:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7 does not properly handle objects in memory that (1) were not properly initialized or (2) are deleted, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a call to the getElementsByTagName method for the STYLE tag name, selection of the single element in the returned list, and a change to the outerHTML property of this element, related to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and mshtml.dll, aka "HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability." NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information. NOTE: this issue was originally assigned CVE-2009-4054, but Microsoft assigned a duplicate identifier of CVE-2009-3672. CVE consumers should use this identifier instead of CVE-2009-4054.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

ST
  1023293

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA37448

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6381

MS
  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS09-072.mspx

MISC
  http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/zero-day-internet-explorer-exploit-published

CONFIRM
  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/977981.mspx

CERT-VN
  515749

CERT
  http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-342A.html

BUGTRAQ
  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507984/100/0/threaded

BID
  37085


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