Microsoft Internet Explorer Concurrent Ajax Request Memory Corruption VulnerabilityZDI-09-037: June 10th, 2009
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 exist due to improper AJAX request synchronization in Internet Explorer. When many asynchronous XMLHttpRequest are running concurrently memory corruption can occur that could be remotely exploited by a malicious attacker.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2009-01-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2009-06-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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