Advisory Details

May 29th, 2013

Microsoft Internet Explorer TransNavContext Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-085
ZDI-CAN-1755

CVE ID CVE-2013-1308
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
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 12912. 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 handling of TransNavContext objects. The issue lies in focusing on an element, reloading the page, then manipulating the DOM while focus still resides with the element. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-037
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-02-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-05-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Aniway.Anyway@gmail.com
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