ZDI-09-062: Microsoft Internet Explorer JScript arguments Invocation Memory Corruption Vulnerability

2009-09-09T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:22424
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-09-09T00:00:00

Description

ZDI-09-062: Microsoft Internet Explorer JScript arguments Invocation Memory Corruption Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-062 September 8, 2009

-- CVE ID: CVE-2009-1920

-- Affected Vendors: Microsoft

-- Affected Products: Microsoft Internet Explorer

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-- 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 when parsing the jscript keyword "arguments". Because the arguments object is not available until a certain time, invoking it can result in memory corruption. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to a remote system compromise under the credentials of the current 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/ms09-045.mspx

-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-04-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2009-09-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * ling & wushi of team509

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