Advisory Details

December 15th, 2013

Microsoft Internet Explorer Unitialized Variable Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-271
ZDI-CAN-1980

CVE ID CVE-2013-5048
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 13384. 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 HTML tables and rows. An uninitialized variable in one of the functions can cause memory corruption. This can lead to remote code execution under the context of the program.

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/ms13-097
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-09-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-12-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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