Check Point Advisories

Preemptive Protection against Microsoft Internet Explorer Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities (MS10-002)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-015
Date Published: 21 Jan 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 1 Jan 2010
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-0245
CVE-2010-0246
Protection Provided by:
Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 8 for:
Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition SP2
Windows Vista
Windows Vista SP1
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Vista x64 Edition
Windows Vista x64 Edition SP1
Windows Vista x64 Edition SP2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Itanium)
Vulnerability Description Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote attacker could exploit these issues by convincing a user to open a maliciously crafted HTML file with Internet Explorer, which will cause the browser to crash and may allow execution of arbitrary commands.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerabilities are due to the way Internet Explorer accesses an object that has not been correctly initialized or has been deleted. To trigger this issue, an attacker may create a malicious web page that will cause Internet Explorer to exit unexpectedly. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities will crash the browser, and may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

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