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
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


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.


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