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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027390
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027390
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1526, CVE-2012-2521, CVE-2012-2522, CVE-2012-2523   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6, 7, 8, 9
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were 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 HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error or integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

GWSlabs (via VeriSign iDefense Labs), Derek Soeder (via Beyond Security's SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program), Sing-ting Tsai and Ming-Chieh Pan of Trend Micro, and Cris Neckar of Google's Chrome Security Team reported these vulnerabilities.

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 Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-052

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-052 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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