|CVSS SCORE||7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)|
|TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION||TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12928. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com|
The specific flaw is due to the way mshtml handles a CDOMTextNode. When using a selection to get focusNode, the process can be made to create a CDOMTextNode and later delete this CDOMTextNode resulting in a dangling pointer. The process can be later forced to reuse this pointer resulting in a use-after-free condition. An attacker can leverage this situation to execute code under the context of the user running the browser.
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
|CREDIT||Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)