Advisory Details

June 10th, 2009

Microsoft Internet Explorer setCapture Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-09-036
ZDI-CAN-425

CVE ID CVE-2009-1529
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Internet Explorer
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 vulnerability exists when calling the setCapture method on a range of objects. When setCapture is called on a collection of specially crafted objects memory becomes corrupted. When the capture is released, arbitrary memory is accessed potentially leading to remote code execution. Exploitation of this vulnerability will lead to system compromise 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/MS09-019.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-01-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-06-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Peter Vreugdenhil
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