Published:2010/04/07  Last Updated:2010/04/08

Internet Explorer information disclosure vulnerability


Internet Explorer contains an information disclosure vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Internet Explorer 5.01
For more information, refer to the developer's website.


Internet Explorer contains an issue when handling content using specific encoding strings that may lead to an information disclosure vulnerability.


When a user opens specially crafted web page, an attacker may be able to obtain sensitive information.


Update the software
Apply the update according to the information provided by the developer.


JPCERT/CC Addendum

The security update for this vulnerability is contained in the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-018.

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2010.04.07

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required Routed - can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication None - anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required Simple - the user must be convinced to take a standard action that does not feel harmful to most users, such as click on a link or view a file
  • Medium
Exploit Complexity Low-Medium - some expertise and/or luck required (most buffer overflows, guessing correctly in small space, expertise in Windows function calls)
  • Medium-High

Description of each analysis measures


Daiki Fukumori of Cyber Defense Institute Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2010-0488
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2010-000011

Update History