Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 981374

Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: March 09, 2010 | Updated: March 30, 2010

Version: 2.0

General Information

Executive Summary

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS10-018 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS10-018. The vulnerability addressed is the Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2010-0806.

Other Information

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  • V1.0 (March 9, 2010): Advisory published.
  • V1.1 (March 10, 2010): Restated the mitigation concerning the e-mail vector. Added a new workaround for disabling the peer factory class in iepeers.dll.
  • V1.2 (March 12, 2010): Added an automated Microsoft Fix it solution to apply or undo the workaround for disabling the peer factory class on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.
  • V2.0 (March 30, 2010): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.

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