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Microsoft Internet Explorer
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers
This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: YesDescription
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.Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 5.01 - 8
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?