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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0038

Original release date: 02/10/2011
Last revised: 07/20/2011


Untrusted search path vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 might allow local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse IEShims.dll in the current working directory, as demonstrated by a Desktop directory that contains an HTML file, aka "Internet Explorer Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability."


Per: CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path 'http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html'


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
Per: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS11-003.mspx 'This is a remote code execution vulnerability.'

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External Source: XF
Name: ms-ie-dll-code-execution(64913)
External Source: BID
Name: 46159
External Source: MS
Name: MS11-003
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12270
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100127294
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025038
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0318
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 70833
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.fortiguard.com/advisory/FGA-2011-04.html

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12270
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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