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HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2009-3672)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6381

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7 does not properly handle objects in memory that (1) were not properly initialized or (2) are deleted which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a call to the getElementsByTagName method for the STYLE tag name selection of the single element in the returned list and a change to the outerHTML property of this element related to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and mshtml.dll aka "HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability." NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information. NOTE: this issue was originally assigned CVE-2009-4054 but Microsoft assigned a duplicate identifier of CVE-2009-3672. CVE consumers should use this identifier instead of CVE-2009-4054.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3672
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer