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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0249

Original release date: 01/15/2010
Last revised: 07/13/2013


Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 6 SP1, 7, and 8 on Windows 2000 SP4; Windows XP SP2 and SP3; Windows Server 2003 SP2; Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2; Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2; and Windows 7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing a pointer associated with a deleted object, related to incorrectly initialized memory and improper handling of objects in memory, as exploited in the wild in December 2009 and January 2010 during Operation Aurora, aka "HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability."


Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/416.htmlhttp://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/416.html CWE-416: Use After Free


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
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: XF
Name: ie-freed-object-code-execution(55642)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2010/01/14/security-advisory-979352.aspx
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6835
External Source: MISC
Name: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10435232-245.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0135
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/979352.mspx
Type: Advisory
External Source: MSKB
Name: 979352
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-055A
External Source: EXPLOIT-DB
Name: 11167
External Source: BID
Name: 37815
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023462
External Source: MS
Name: MS10-002
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#492515

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6835
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)