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Sid 1-37966


BROWSER-IE Microsoft Internet Explorer covered object memory corruption attempt


This event is generated when an attempt is made to exploit a known vulnerability in 2012-1260.



CVSS base score 9.3

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 8.6

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

Detailed information

CVE-2011-1260: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and 9 does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing an object that (1) was not properly initialized or (2) is deleted, aka "Layout Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft ie 8
  • microsoft ie 9

Ease of attack


Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity MEDIUM

Authentication NONE

False positives

None known.

False negatives

None known.

Corrective action


  • Cisco Talos
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