|CVSS SCORE||7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)|
Internet Explorer 9
|TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION||TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12584. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com|
The specific flaw exists within the way Internet Explorer handles CTreeNode objects. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. The issue lies in a possible type confusion between a CTreeNode object and an ISpanQualifier instance during the layout of a document being performed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
|CREDIT||Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)