ZDI-12-036 : Microsoft Internet Explorer VML CDispScroller Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ZDI-12-036 : Microsoft Internet Explorer VML CDispScroller Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-036 February 22, 2012 - -- CVE ID: CVE-2012-0155 - -- CVSS: 7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P - -- Affected Vendors: Microsoft - -- Affected Products: Microsoft Internet Explorer - -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12102. 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 to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The flaw exists within the handling of VML element positioning. When appending a VML element to a textArea element a reference to a cDispScroller object can be improperly freed. The object is can be reused, and due to this object being freed, a later allocation can be located in this memory region. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the process. - -- Vendor Response: Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS12-010 - -- Disclosure Timeline: 2011-11-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2012-02-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory - -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com) - -- 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 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJPRUllAAoJEFVtgMGTo1sc4g8H/2plxL8NR+dcFntUFWAKSiRg Ja0lrMDKp9+OWzWpgRD2Q2zwvthOsM5ova6YtYGBkT6MXbiEN+FLlWG0Vs3/uLZS /PAANNPVZpjFew1wiEcQxZ2ABrbntc2ZWhqla31Des91GPrP/PUukKDA+G3dorU+ dZzD3G5zLSoiVfbqQiLrg6DMfZrzg+zcdR4rpcKoa9aHhUsqQmq/hGGgsVK61/Nm ld0wduucyZQrfQXR0fCtHHkqU+vLVasewdcPeG/gX9XjqjZJ81lqCjgXxlkRkpOJ v+DYotfNx2gQEyPenJwi/hBmONoRHIJaD7u/GimxKg1c3fjDZs0vmVCy2T72k8Q= =h/Bx -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----