Vulnerability Note VU#427980
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 use-after-free vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is susceptible to a use-after-free vulnerability in the mshtml.dll library.
The use-after-free vulnerability is triggered when handling circular memory references. Full details of the crash can be found at Michal Zalewski's website. Additional details about the fuzzer used to find this vulnerability can be found at Michal Zalewski's blog.
An attacker can cause the browser to crash and may be able to execute arbitrary code as the user.
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.
Internet Explorer users should take advantage of the mitigations provided in Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit.
Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||06 Jan 2011|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported to the public by Michal Zalewski.
This document was written by Jared Allar.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2011-0346
- Date Public: 01 Jan 2011
- Date First Published: 06 Jan 2011
- Date Last Updated: 10 Jan 2011
- Severity Metric: 1.11
- Document Revision: 13
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