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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Object Memory Handling Flaw in JavaScript Engine Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038426
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038426
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0228   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 9 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11
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 specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error in the JavaScript engine and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability can also be exploited via an embedded ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" in an application or Microsoft Office document.

Hung Tien Tran @hungtt28 of Viettel Cyber Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content 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 restart is required.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4016871
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019215
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019472
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019473
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4019474

Vendor URL:  catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4016871 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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