Advisory Details

March 20th, 2014

Microsoft Internet Explorer Uninitialized Variable Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-032
ZDI-CAN-2033

CVE ID CVE-2014-0299
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 13391. 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. 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/MS14-012
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-11-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-03-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Jose A. Vazquez of Yenteasy - Security Research -
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