Microsoft JScript memory corruption vulnerability

2006-06-13T00:00:00
ID VU:390044
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-06-13T00:00:00

Description

Overview

Microsoft JScript contains a memory corruption vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Microsoft JScript

According to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-023:

JScript is the Microsoft implementation of the ECMA 262 language specification (ECMAScript Edition 3). JScript is an interpreted, object-based scripting language. For more information see the product documentation.
The Problem

Microsoft JScript fails to properly release objects allowing in a memory corruption vulnerability to occur. When a specially crafted JScript file, or specially crafted web page containing JScript is accessed, system memory can be corrupted in a way that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Considerations

For more information refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-023


Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. If the attacked user is running with administrative privileges, the attacker could take complete control of an affected system.


Solution

Apply a patch from Microsoft

Microsoft addresses this vulnerability with the updates listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-023.


Disable Active Scripting

For instructions on how to disable Active Scripting in Microsoft Internet Explorer, please refer to the Internet Explorer section of the Securing Your Web Browser document.

A complete list of workarounds is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-023.


Systems Affected

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
---|---|---|---
Microsoft Corporation| | -| 13 Jun 2006
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
---|---|---
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A

References

  • <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-023.mspx>
  • <http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/script56/html/js56jsoriJScript.asp>

Credit

This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-023 .

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1313
  • Date Public: 13 Jun 2006
  • Date First Published: 13 Jun 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 13 Jun 2006
  • Severity Metric: 37.94
  • Document Revision: 24