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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer HTML Processing Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021371
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021371
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4258, CVE-2008-4259, CVE-2008-4260, CVE-2008-4261   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 9 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 9 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, 7; and prior service packs
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Specially crafted navigation method calls can trigger memory corruption [CVE-2008-4258]

Specially crafted HTML objects can access uninitialized memory and trigger memory corruption [CVE-2008-4259].

Specially crafted HTML that accesses deleted objects can trigger memory corruption [CVE-2008-4260].

The rendering of embedded objects can trigger memory corruption [CVE-2008-4261].

Carlo Di Dato (aka shinnai), Brett Moore, working with TippingPoint, Chris Weber of Casaba Security, and Jun Mao of Verisign iDefense Labs reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file 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 Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c242ba42-556b-4c87-bf33-9d99166ff096

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c0583745-7e57-4265-9429-c3415cb8465f

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=af9a6cb0-725d-490c-9858-16ec40e98560

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=60bf9851-24fe-4658-8333-d353e82063c7

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d53adf6f-9501-4862-a1ca-57eb4d40cd75

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5e37cb34-32be-4bbe-87f3-c4e1974e4d00

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 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=0da4e424-4682-4401-a226-7d8f1be19d44

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1b582695-b3cc-4c65-bc4b-d673c9a6d82a

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=107cf54b-29d4-4c54-b091-2b5b3ffbf49d

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9cdd4f9e-c578-405c-af9e-628f2d77fdf4

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7c36f92c-d8a0-4b70-b85f-83588a0299a0

Windows Internet Explorer 7, 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=3811030d-5958-4b91-b5b8-20587dc7c4d6

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3f62030a-9ce2-4c92-b948-143a6881921e

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d8800493-fba4-41f8-bde5-a53eeaf89d54

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=45a0de3c-c7d1-4314-a456-1f7428b7c90a

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=405b28db-47d7-4d6b-90e6-834c0a409323

Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f0d4f321-941e-4da7-958f-582c75542ee8

A restart is required.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-073.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-073.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 9 Dec 2008 13:25:53 -0500
Subject:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-073.mspx


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-073 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (958215)

CVE-2008-4258
CVE-2008-4259
CVE-2008-4260
CVE-2008-4261
 
 


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