Advisory Details

January 21st, 2010

Microsoft Internet Explorer Table Layout Col Tag Cache Update Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-011
ZDI-CAN-501

CVE ID CVE-2010-0244
CVSS SCORE 10.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
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 9428. 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 when a Col element is used within an HTML table container. If this element is removed while the table is in use a cache that exists of the table's cells will be used after one of it's elements has been invalidated. This can lead to code execution under the context 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/ms10-002.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2009-07-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-01-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT wushi of team509
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