Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Description: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views 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 security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles the error resulting in the exploitable condition.
Update type: Critical
Release date: February 10, 2009
Applies to: All versions
Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961260
Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:
- Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2009-0075
- CSS Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2009-0076
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB961260.