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Web Attack: MSIE Image Arrays Use-After-Free CVE-2012-4969 6

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects attempts to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Additional Information

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a Web browser available for Microsoft Windows.

Internet Explorer is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability due to a use-after-free condition. Specifically, the issue is related to the manipulation of image arrays and affects the 'CMshtmlEd::Exec()' function.

Attackers can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a specially crafted webpage.

Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.

Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, and 9 are affected.

Affected

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, and 9 are affected.

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