Advisory Details

December 11th, 2007

Microsoft Internet Explorer Node Manipulation Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-07-074
ZDI-CAN-189

CVE ID CVE-2007-3903
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Internet Explorer
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5823, 5824. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The flaw exists due to improper use of the "cloneNode" and "nodeValue" javascript functions. When a specially crafted element is used during a repetitive call to one of these functions memory corruption can occur leading to remote code execution.

VENDOR RESPONSE Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-069.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-05-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2007-12-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Sam Thomas
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