Vulnerability Note VU#599832
Microsoft Internet Explorer Script Error Handling Memory Corruption Vulnerability
A vulnerability in the way Microsoft Internet Explorer handles certain script errors may lead to memory corruption that may allow remote execution of arbitrary code.
Microsoft Internet Explorer contains a memory corruption vulnerability that could be exploited when handling script errors. According to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-072:
Internet Explorer attempts to access previously freed memory when handling script errors in certain situations.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||12 Dec 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-072. Microsoft credits Jakob Balle and Carsten Eiram of Secunia Research for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5579
- Date Public: 12 Dec 2006
- Date First Published: 13 Dec 2006
- Date Last Updated: 18 Dec 2006
- Severity Metric: 24.30
- Document Revision: 7
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