Microsoft Internet Explorer XML Object Zone Restriction Bypass Vulnerability

Microsoft has announced that a vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer when handling malicious XML objects. The problem is said to occur due to Internet Explorer failing to validate a supplied path when binding local data to the XML document. As a result, a malicious HTML containing an embedded XML objects may be capable of exposing the contents of the local filesystem, despite the object being within the Internet or Intranet zone.


 

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