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Microsoft Internet Explorer ReleaseInterface Remote Code Execution
Internet Explorer 8 and possibly other versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and earlier contains a vulnerability in the ReleaseInterface function of mshtml.dll. Successful exploitation could allow remote execution of arbitrary code.
Arbitrary code execution under the current user's context
This client-side vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the ability to execute remote arbitrary code with the same permissions as the user that is currently logged in. If the user is an administrator, the attacker could install malicious software and further compromise the system.
Apply appropriate patch from MS11-018.
- eEye's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.
- Retina Audit 13901 - Microsoft Internet Explorer ReleaseInterface Remote Code Execution (Zero-Day)
- 01.01.2011 - Public Information Released
- 04.12.2011 - Vendor Patch Released
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