Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Description: This security update resolves one privately reported and one publicly disclosed vulnerability. The privately reported vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. The publicly disclosed vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user viewed a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles calls to HTML objects and validates data.
Update type: Critical
Release date: June 10, 2008
Applies to: All
Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/KB950759
Comments: Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:
- HTML Objects Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2008-1442
- Request Header Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability – CVE-2008-1544
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB950759.