Remote code execution in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Published: 2010-01-14 19:52:06 | Updated: 2017-01-31
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2010-0249
CVSSv3 8.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Microsoft Internet Explorer
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Use-after-free

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to use-after-free error in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code by accessing a pointer associated with a deleted object.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/979352
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms10-002

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