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MS12-043 Microsoft XML Core Services MSXML Uninitialized Memory Corruption

This module exploits a memory corruption flaw in Microsoft XML Core Services when trying to access an uninitialized Node with the getDefinition API, which may corrupt memory allowing remote code execution.

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Module Name



  • inking26
  • binjo
  • sinn3r <sinn3r [at]>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • Automatic
  • IE 6 on Windows XP SP3
  • IE 7 on Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP2
  • IE 8 on Windows XP SP3
  • IE 8 with Java 6 on Windows XP SP3
  • IE 8 with Java 6 on Windows 7 SP1/Vista SP2
  • IE 9 with Java 6 on Windows 7 SP1


  • windows



Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/browser/msxml_get_definition_code_exec msf exploit(msxml_get_definition_code_exec) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(msxml_get_definition_code_exec) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(msxml_get_definition_code_exec) > show options and set options... msf exploit(msxml_get_definition_code_exec) > exploit

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