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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer execCommand Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027538
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027538
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4969   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 21 2012
Original Entry Date:  Sep 17 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 6, 7, 8, 9
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 memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

IE version 10 is not affected.

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are not affected.

The original advisory is available at:

http://eromang.zataz.com/2012/09/16/zero-day-season-is-really-not-over-yet/

Eric Romang reported this vulnerability.

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 vendor's advisories are available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-063
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-063 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (7), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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