ZDI-08-050: Microsoft Internet Explorer XHTML Rendering Memory Corruption Vulnerability Aug 12 2008 09:46PM
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ZDI-08-050: Microsoft Internet Explorer XHTML Rendering Memory Corruption

Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-050

August 12, 2008

-- CVE ID:

CVE-2008-2257

-- Affected Vendors:

Microsoft

-- Affected Products:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

-- 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.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of document objects. When an

object is appended in a specific order, memory corruption occurs.

Successful exploitation leads to remote compromise of the affected

system under the credentials of the currently logged in user.

-- Vendor Response:

Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-045.mspx

-- Disclosure Timeline:

2008-04-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008-08-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Sam Thomas

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