VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Internet Explorer "GetAtomTable" Remote Use-after-free (MS12-037 / CVE-2012-1875)

2012-06-25T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:28205
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-06-25T00:00:00

Description

VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Internet Explorer "GetAtomTable" Remote Use-after-free (MS12-037 / CVE-2012-1875)

Website : http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

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I. BACKGROUND

"Microsoft Internet Explorer is a web browser developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems with more than 60% of the worldwide usage share of web browsers." (Wikipedia)

II. DESCRIPTION

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

The vulnerability is caused by a use-after-free error in the mshtml.dll module when processing GetAtomTable objects, which could allow remote attackers to leak memory and execute arbitrary code despite ASLR and DEP.

CVSS Score: 10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

IV. Binary Analysis & Exploits/PoCs

In-depth technical analysis of the vulnerability and a functional exploit including ASLR and DEP bypass are available through the VUPEN BAE (Binary Analysis & Exploits) portal:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service provides private exploits and in-depth technical analysis of the most significant public vulnerabilities based on disassembly, reverse engineering, protocol analysis, and code audit.

The service allows governments and major corporations to evaluate risks, and protect infrastructures and assets against new threats. The service also allows security vendors (IPS, IDS, AntiVirus) to supplement their internal research efforts and quickly develop both vulnerability-based and exploit-based signatures to proactively protect their customers from attacks and emerging threats.

V. VUPEN Threat Protection Program

Governments and major corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) have been proactively alerted about the vulnerability when it was discovered by VUPEN in advance of its public disclosure, and have received a detailed attack detection guidance to protect national and critical infrastructures against potential 0-day attacks exploiting this vulnerability:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

VI. SOLUTION

Apply MS12-037 security update.

VII. CREDIT

This vulnerability was discovered by Jordan Gruskovnjak of VUPEN Security

VIII. ABOUT VUPEN Security

VUPEN is the leadering provider of advanced vulnerability research for defensive and offensive cyber security. VUPEN solutions enable corporations and governments to measure and manage risks, eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, and protect critical infrastructures and assets against known and unknown vulnerabilities.

VUPEN has been recognized as "Company of the Year 2011 in the Vulnerability Research Market" by Frost & Sullivan.

VUPEN has been recognized as "Company of the Year 2011 in the Vulnerability Research Market" by Frost & Sullivan.

VUPEN solutions include:

  • VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

  • VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

IX. REFERENCES

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-037 http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

X. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

2012-04-03 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN and shared with customers 2012-06-12 - Public disclosure