National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-2019
Original release date:12/14/2011
Untrusted search path vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and R2 SP1 and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, as demonstrated by a directory that contains an HTML file, aka "Internet Explorer Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability."
'FAQ for Internet Explorer Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability - CVE-2011-2019
What is the scope of the vulnerability?
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.'
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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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US-CERT Technical Alert: TA11-347A
External Source: MS
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
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