Advisory Details

February 12th, 2008

Microsoft Internet Explorer SVG animateMotion.by Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-08-006
ZDI-CAN-243

CVE ID CVE-2008-0077
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Internet Explorer
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5923. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote 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 specific flaw exists in the handling of the "by" property of an animateMotion SVG element. By assigning other DOM elements to this property, a memory corruption occurs during the destruction of a Variant data type. The corruption causes an overwrite of a virtual function address allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-010.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-09-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-02-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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