Internet Explorer CMarkup Object Handling Use-after-free Vulnerability

2014-04-17T00:00:00
ID SAINT:4AA18219F0F43605A5B96CC5B2DF62FF
Type saint
Reporter SAINT Corporation
Modified 2014-04-17T00:00:00

Description

Added: 04/17/2014
CVE: CVE-2014-0322
BID: 65551
OSVDB: 103354

Background

Internet Explorer is an HTML web browser which comes by default on Microsoft operating systems.

Problem

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and 10 contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the CMarkup component of the MSHTML library. By enticing a user to open a specially crafted web page, a remote attacker could upload and execute arbitrary code on the compromised user's system.

This exploit in the wild uses the Internet Explorer vulnerability to corrupt Adobe Flash content in such a way as to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), disable Data Execution Prevention (DEP), and then execute code.

Resolution

Apply updates as specified in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-012.

References

<http://secunia.com/advisories/56974/>
<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/732479>

Limitations

The user must open the exploit page in MS IE 9 or 10.

Exploit was tested using Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70 and 12.0.0.77.

Platforms

Windows