ZDI-10-102: Microsoft Internet Explorer Stylesheet Array Removal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


ZDI-10-102: Microsoft Internet Explorer Stylesheet Array Removal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-102 June 8, 2010 -- CVE ID: CVE-2010-1262 -- Affected Vendors: Microsoft -- Affected Products: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 9735. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit: http://www.tippingpoint.com -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User interaction is required in that a target must visit a malicious page. The specific flaw exists within IE's support for the CStyleSheet object. When a style sheet array is created it contains a reference to it's root container. If the stylesheet was created as part of an element not in a markup the root container can be freed when that element is destroyed. When the application attempts to use the stylesheet after this, an invalid pointer is utilized. This can be leveraged by attackers to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user running the browser. -- Vendor Response: Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-035.mspx -- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-03-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-06-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Peter Vreugdenhil (http://twitter.com/WTFuzz) -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI): Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities. Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product. Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/ Follow the ZDI on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thezdi