Internet Explorer may leak memory when you use the DOMParser.parseFromString method to parse SVG content that is contained in a script tag

Symptoms

Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 may leak memory when you use the DOMParser.parseFromString method to parse Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) content that is contained in a script tag.

Cause

This problem occurs when an SVGUseElement object is present in an orphaned markup. The orphaned markup may not be cleaned up and may cause memory accumulation.

Resolution

Update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update.

For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2888505.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2888505 MS13-088: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: November 12, 2013

Status

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

References

See the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
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Article ID: 2904451 - Last Review: Nov 13, 2013 - Revision: 1

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