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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Unspecified Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021880
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021880
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1043   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 2 2009
Original Entry Date:  Mar 20 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8; possibly other versions
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 execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Nils reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Pwn2Own contest.

The original report is available at:

http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2009/03/18/pwn2own-2009-day-1---safari-internet-explorer-and-firefox-taken-down-by-four-zero-day-exploits

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:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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