Advisory Details

February 10th, 2009

Microsoft Internet Explorer CFunctionPointer Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-09-011
ZDI-CAN-391

CVE ID CVE-2009-0075
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 6753. 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 document objects. When an object is appended and deleted in a specific order memory corruption occurs. Successful exploitation leads to remote compromise of the affected system under the credentials of the currently logged in user.

VENDOR RESPONSE Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS09-002.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-09-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-02-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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