Microsoft Internet Explorer normalize() Function Memory Corruption VulnerabilityZDI-06-048: December 12th, 2006
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This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.
The specific vulnerability exists due to improper handling of the normalize() function. When called in certain circumstances user controllable memory can be used to execute arbitrary code.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2006-08-31 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006-12-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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