Advisory Details

June 10th, 2009

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Rows Property Dangling Pointer Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-09-041
ZDI-CAN-463

CVE ID CVE-2009-1532
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 8. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists during the rendering of an HTML page with malformed row property references, resulting in a dangling pointer which can be abused to execute arbitrary code. Internet Explorer 7 is not affected.

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
  • 2009-03-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-06-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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