Advisory Details

January 21st, 2010

Microsoft Internet Explorer item Object Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-014
ZDI-CAN-544

CVE ID CVE-2010-0248
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 9427. 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 cloned DOM objects in JavaScript. A specially crafted sequence of object cloning can result in the use of a pointer after it has been freed. Successful exploitation can lead to remote system compromise under the credentials of the currently logged in user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 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
  • 2009-08-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-01-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Peter Vreugdenhil ( http://www.vreugdenhilresearch.nl )
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