Microsoft Internet Explorer XHTML Rendering Memory Corruption VulnerabilityZDI-08-050: August 12th, 2008
This vulnerability allows remote 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 flaw exists in the handling of document objects. When an object is appended in a specific order, memory corruption occurs. Successful exploitation leads to remote compromise of the affected system under the credentials of the currently logged in user.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2008-04-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-08-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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