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 contains an SVGUseElement object.


This problem occurs when you insert the resulting SVG markup into the Document Object Model (DOM) and then the SVG markup is later removed. The now orphaned SVG markup is not released because the SVGUseElement object creates additional references to the SVG markup tree that are not released.

Note This issue may not be limited to situations in which the DOMParser.parseFromString method is used and may occur if SVG markup that contains an SVGUseElement object is created in other ways and then dynamically removed from the page.


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: 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


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


See the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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