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Vulnerability protection

VML vulnerability could allow remote code execution

Report ID: MS201302002
Date Published: 22 February 2013

Criticality: Critical
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote

Affected Product/Component:

Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10


A vulnerability involving the implementation of Vector Markup Language (VML) could allow an attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Detailed Description

Microsoft has issued a security update to resolve a vulnerability that exists in the implementation of Vector Markup Language (VML). Internet Explorer (IE) version 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are all affected. The vulnerability was caused by a memory corruption condition that may rises when allocating VML buffers. An attacker could take advantage of the condition to execute code on an affected system and proceed to take complete control.

The update resolves this vulnerability by introducing modification in the way that IE handles objects in memory. Users are recommended to install the latest update as a protection measure against possible exploit attempts.

CVE Reference



Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-010)

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