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Update Protection against Microsoft Internet Explorer Parent Style Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability (MS10-053)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-225
Date Published: 10 Aug 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 13 Aug 2010
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-053
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-2559
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Who is Vulnerable? Internet Explorer 8 in: Windows XP SP3 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 Windows Server 2003 SP2 Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition SP2 Windows Vista SP1 Windows Vista SP2 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 A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote attacker could exploit this issue 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 MS10-053 
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to the way Internet Explorer accesses an object that has not been 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 this vulnerability will crash the browser, and may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

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