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Pointer leakage vulnerability in Internet Explorer

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11606

The CTimeoutEventList::InsertIntoTimeoutList function in Microsoft mshtml.dll uses a certain pointer value as part of producing Timer ID values for the setTimeout and setInterval methods in VBScript and JScript which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information about the heap memory addresses used by an application as demonstrated by the Internet Explorer 8 application.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2010-3886
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8