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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1999

Original release date: 10/11/2011
Last revised: 01/26/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 does not properly allocate and access memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a "dereferenced memory address," aka "Select Element Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12697
External Source: BID
Name: 49964
External Source: MS
Name: MS11-081
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12697
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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