A memory leak occurs when a modal dialog box opens in an iframe in Internet Explorer 8

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use Windows Internet Explorer 8 running on Windows 7 SP1 or on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to view a webpage that contains an iframe element. 
  • In the iframe, a modal dialog box opens.
  • After the modal dialog box opens, the iframe closes.
In this scenario, a memory leak occurs.

Note The size of the memory leak depends on the size of the style sheet for the webpage that contains the iframe element.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 8.

Security update information

To install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 8, go to the following Microsoft website: 
http://update.microsoft.com
Note This update was first included in cumulative security update 2699988. For more information about the security update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2699988 MS12-037: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: June 12, 2012
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

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 the iframe, visit the following Microsoft website:
iframe element | iframe object
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: 2695422 - Last Review: June 12, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
Keywords: 
kbhotfixserver kbfix kbexpertiseinter kbsurveynew kbbug kbqfe KB2695422

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