Microsoft Internet Explorer Object Handling Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Internet Explorer is a graphical web browser developed by Microsoft Corp. that has been included with Microsoft Windows since 1995. For more information about Internet Explorer, please the visit following website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx
Remote exploitation of a memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the current user.
Exploitation of this vulnerability results in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user viewing the Web page. To exploit this vulnerability, a targeted user must load a malicious Web page created by an attacker. An attacker typically accomplishes this via social engineering or injecting content into compromised, trusted sites. After the user visits the malicious Web page, no further user interaction is needed.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is vulnerable.
Microsoft suggested workarounds can be found under the workaround section of the following link:
Microsoft has released fixes which addresses this issue. Information about downloadable vendor updates can be found by clicking on the URLs shown.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2011-1997 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for security problems.
06/08/2011 Initial Vendor Notification
06/08/2011 Vendor Reply
10/11/2011 Coordinated Public Disclosure
This vulnerability was reported to iDefense by gwslabs.com.
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