Advisory Details

February 10th, 2015

Microsoft Internet Explorer CShadow Direction Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-019
ZDI-CAN-2570

CVE ID CVE-2015-0036
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 16882. 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 CShadow::put_Direction function. The issue lies in the failure to properly sanitize a user-supplied value. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code within 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/library/security/MS15-009
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-10-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-02-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Pawel Wylecial
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