Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 977981

Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: November 23, 2009 | Updated: December 08, 2009

Version: 2.0

Microsoft has completed investigating public reports of this vulnerability. We have issued Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-072 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS09-072. The vulnerability addressed is the HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-3672.



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  • V1.0 (November 23, 2009): Advisory published.
  • V1.1 (November 25, 2009): Corrected the CVE reference, added a mitigating factor concerning Web-based attacks, and clarified the workaround involving DEP.
  • V2.0 (December 8, 2009): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.

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