#VU5541 Use-after-free


Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5541

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0249

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Microsoft

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.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 5.01, 6, 7, 8

CPE

External links
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/979352
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms10-002


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.


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