|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 CCaret objects. After the CCaret object has been freed there exists a race condition to reclaim the target objects heap buffer before a background thread issues a message to update the screen caret and reuse the stale pointer. 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)