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Symptoms

Assume that you use Windows Internet Explorer 9 to open a web page that uses the navigator.geolocation object. When you refresh or leave the web page, a memory leak issue occurs.

For example, the memory leak issue occurs when you access a web page that contains the following code:
<!doctype>
   <html>
      <head>
         <script language="javascript">
            window.myexpando = window.navigator; 
            navigator.geolocation;
         </script>
      </head>
   <body>
      geolocation leak test
   </body>
</html>

Cause

This issue occurs because Internet Explorer does not clean the references to the navigator.geolocation object correctly.

Resolution

Update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
Notes
  • This update was first included in the following security update:
    2879017 MS13-080: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: October 8, 2013
  • For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft websites:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

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Article ID: 2889289 - Last Review: October 31, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
Keywords: 
kbqfe kbfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbsurveynew KB2889289

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