Advisory Details

October 12th, 2010

Microsoft Internet Explorer Stylesheet PrivateFind Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-197
ZDI-CAN-826

CVE ID CVE-2010-3328
CVSS SCORE 10, (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 10543. 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 or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the function CAttrArray::PrivateFind as defined in mshtml.dll. If a specific property of a stylesheet object is set, the code within mshtml can be forced to free an object which is subsequently accessed later. This can be leveraged by an attacker to execute remote code under the context of the user running the browser.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-071.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-06-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-10-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Peter Vreugdenhil ( http://vreugdenhilresearch.nl )
BACK TO ADVISORIES