Internet Explorer 9 may display attribute content as part of a webpage in which some HTML elements contain many attributes

Article ID: 2643119 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you use Windows Internet Explorer 9 to browse to a webpage in which some HTML elements contain many attributes, Internet Explorer 9 may display the attribute content as part of the webpage.

Notes
  • This behavior could lead to cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities if the content of the attributes comes from an untrusted source.
  • This issue does not occur in Internet Explorer 8.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install the update that is described in this article.

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 2618444. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2618444 MS11-099: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: December 13, 2011

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2643119 - Last Review: December 15, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
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