Remote code execution in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Published: 2010-03-09 18:11:30 | Updated: 2017-01-31
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2010-0806
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 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
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 the Peer Objects component within iepeers.dll library. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it and execute arbitrary code via vectors involving access to an invalid pointer after the deletion of an 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/en-us/library/security/ms10-018
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2010/03/30/active-exploitation-of-cve-2010-0806/
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/744549
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/981374

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