Advisory Details

December 8th, 2015

Microsoft Internet Explorer CTableCell colspan Improper Indexing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-589
ZDI-CAN-3147

CVE ID CVE-2015-6149
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 20828. 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 usage of CTableCell objects containing manipulated colspan attributes. Improper use of an internal array leads to remote code execution. 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/library/security/ms15-124.aspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-09-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-12-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT B6BEB4D5E828CF0CCB47BB24AAC22515
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