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Resource Management Errors

CVE-2011-0346

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

Use-after-free vulnerability in the ReleaseInterface function in MSHTML.DLL in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors related to the DOM implementation and the BreakAASpecial and BreakCircularMemoryReferences functions, as demonstrated by cross_fuzz, aka "MSHTML Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published