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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-After-Free in Processing CSS 'display:run-in' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031370
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031370
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-8967   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 10 2015
Original Entry Date:  Dec 15 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, 9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). 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 CSS 'display:run-in' tag that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vendor was notified on June 3, 2014.

The original advisory is available at:

http://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-14-403/

Arthur Gerkis reported this vulnerability via HP's Zero Day Initiative.

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.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-009

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-009 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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