Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 CSS zoom resource management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (Web Browser). Affected is the function zoom of the component CSS Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 07/27/2005. The weakness was presented 02/10/2009 with Microsoft as MS09-002 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2009-0076 since 01/08/2009. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1294 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 35630 (MS09-002: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (961260)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 100070 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS09-002)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch MS09-002 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 6761.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (48310) and Tenable (35630). See 3917 for similar entry.








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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 35630
Nessus Name: MS09-002: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (961260)
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OpenVAS ID: 900078
OpenVAS Name: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (961260)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: MS09-002
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Advisory: MS09-002
Organization: Microsoft
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2009-0076 (🔍)

X-Force: 48310
Vulnerability Center: 20802 - [MS09-002] Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 CSS Memory Corruption Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 33628
Secunia: 33845 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Two Code Execution Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
Vupen: ADV-2009-0389

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Created: 02/19/2009 02:54 PM
Updated: 03/17/2021 07:52 AM
Changes: 02/19/2009 02:54 PM (57), 04/07/2017 12:02 PM (30), 03/17/2021 07:50 AM (8), 03/17/2021 07:52 AM (2)
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