Microsoft Security Advisory 2794220
Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Published: December 29, 2012 | Updated: January 14, 2013
Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS13-008 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS13-008. The vulnerability addressed is the Internet Explorer Use After Free Vulnerability - CVE-2012-4792.
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- V1.0 (December 29, 2012): Advisory published.
- V1.1 (December 31, 2012): Added link to Microsoft Fix it solution, "MSHTML Shim Workaround," that prevents exploitation of this issue.
- V2.0 (January 14, 2013): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.
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