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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer 'hxvz.dll' ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019800
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019800
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1086   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 8 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.01 SP4, 6 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer in the 'hxvz.dll' ActiveX control. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The CLSIDs of the vulnerable controls are: 314111b8-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294, 314111c6-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294

An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0395451F-B719-4F71-A7B4-403D0C7E8FCC

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BA6D3AEB-E35A-47CC-BACE-7BD9D58A9D3F

Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9DBF002F-FE53-4CC7-A430-35F45C520D10

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=01400970-DF68-4DAF-AA39-2FC4F969974C

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD384FEA-53BE-4BE3-8ACB-1CD23A7F5405

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FFC5C893-CB24-4875-B0A7-6D5C7AA4D642

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=94CF78D3-B6C3-41BC-993E-3AF3BE0D70F1

Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D7F14001-7F42-4CA0-9193-CDF061179B59

Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D33462B6-7391-482D-BABE-FB4CD0BEAA21

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95691924-2813-4A86-9E11-99D853F8E606

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=920AE29B-19D0-4089-AC79-F2DA824A2256

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=66DF79AC-8364-4922-9688-EBC7EC76D89F

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-023.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-023.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 8 Apr 2008 15:16:32 -0400
Subject:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-023 - Critical: Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (948881)


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-023.mspx

CVE-2008-1086
 
 


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