ZDI-09-047: Microsoft Internet Explorer getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-047 August 5, 2009
-- CVE ID: CVE-2009-1918
-- Affected Vendors: Microsoft
-- Affected Products: Microsoft Internet Explorer
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-- Vulnerability Details: 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 appending of elements to an invalid object. When appending malformed elements to a empty DIV element memory corruption can occur. A properly constructed web page can result in remote code execution under the context of the current user.
-- Vendor Response: Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-04-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2009-08-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * wushi & ling of team509
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