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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-045 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (953838) Microsoft Internet Critical 13-08-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer due to attempts to access uninitialized memory in certain situations. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page. When a user views the Web page, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user.
Detailed Information on the risk:
This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability. All of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS08-045

Affected Software

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7