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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-After-Free Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029765
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029765
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0322   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 11 2014
Original Entry Date:  Feb 14 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create HTML with a specially crafted Adobe Flash object that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

A specific exploit is active that targets version 10 but exits if Microsoft’s Experience Mitigation Toolkit (EMET) is detected.

The original advisories are available at:

http://www.fireeye.com/blog/technical/cyber-exploits/2014/02/new-ie-zero-day-found-in-watering-hole-attack-2.html

http://www.fireeye.com/blog/uncategorized/2014/02/operation-snowman-deputydog-actor-compromises-us-veterans-of-foreign-wars-website.html

FireEye reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

A restart is required.

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-012
https://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2934088

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-012 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (Vista)
Underlying OS Comments:  2008 R2 SP1, Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 SP2, 8, 2012, RT; and prior service packs

Message History:   None.


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