Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7 does not properly handle objects in memory that (1) were not properly initialized or (2) are deleted, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a call to the getElementsByTagName method for the STYLE tag name, selection of the single element in the returned list, and a change to the outerHTML property of this element, related to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and mshtml.dll, aka "HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability." NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information. NOTE: this issue was originally assigned CVE-2009-4054, but Microsoft assigned a duplicate identifier of CVE-2009-3672. CVE consumers should use this identifier instead of CVE-2009-4054.
Published 2009-12-02 11:30:00
Updated 2023-12-07 18:38:57
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Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2009-3672

78.35%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 98 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2009-3672

  • MS09-072 Microsoft Internet Explorer Style getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption
    Disclosure Date: 2009-11-20
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/windows/browser/ms09_072_style_object
    This module exploits a vulnerability in the getElementsByTagName function as implemented within Internet Explorer. Authors: - securitylab.ir <K4mr4n_st@yahoo.com> - jduck <jduck@metasploit.com>

CVSS scores for CVE-2009-3672

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2009-3672

  • The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2009-3672

Products affected by CVE-2009-3672

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