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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Type Confusion Error in HandleColumnBreakOnColumnSpanningElement() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037905
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037905
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0037   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 14 2017
Original Entry Date:  Feb 25 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, 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 HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a type confusion error in HandleColumnBreakOnColumnSpanningElement() and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

The vendor was notified on Nov 25, 2016.

The original advisory is available at:

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1011

Ivan Fratric of Google reported this vulnerability.

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

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-006

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-006 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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