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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020674
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020674
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2254, CVE-2008-2255, CVE-2008-2256, CVE-2008-2257, CVE-2008-2258, CVE-2008-2259   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.01, 6, 6 SP1, 7
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). 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 trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks, Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team, Sam Thomas via TippingPoint, and anonymous researcher via TippingPoint reported these vulnerabilities.

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=1557B93B-ECBA-4F42-B89D-DB0EE067D65B

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AA780735-5928-4C46-89A4-63A814954796

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=69AF2F30-138E-4B15-AB8D-4FCE44CC0BC2

Windows XP Service Pack 3 - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=69AF2F30-138E-4B15-AB8D-4FCE44CC0BC2

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4780B89E-9735-4D3F-8DEF-34E7337FF604

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0617A5DD-DCE9-4DE0-B0A0-CE38EFE13524

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32A63F52-9FE6-48E3-BB4E-7D4DDA5E0A90

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1855997E-A3BE-46B1-A0BC-BB55EB0045FE

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8E2125C7-52CB-4052-82A3-2D3C6A953752

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=39B41E4B-3237-409D-A818-AB0517C5E7CF

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B3C2E2FD-1CB9-491B-937C-053DD59A65BF

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=88A26B76-F7DF-45C9-8ED0-7D3CD71C1987

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems - Windows Internet Explorer 7:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=97D0D37D-5D76-4BC3-8CBD-1E3976C82ACF

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=13CBA012-DD20-48F9-8E44-E4CB104C4CAD

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=EAD919C2-D548-47B7-9CD6-80F991266428

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4B52FF2F-D2F5-4C20-B6CF-86D86C56B0F8

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DF9814A6-5BE0-4AC1-A767-A0EAE8D5EE5D

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=FFC3CFCB-73FE-4A6D-9595-E9D7A5B3D3F7

* = Core installation is not affected.

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-045.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-045.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, 12 Aug 2008 14:35:37 -0400
Subject:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-045.mspx


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-045 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (953838)

CVE-2008-2254
CVE-2008-2255
CVE-2008-2256
CVE-2008-2257
CVE-2008-2258
CVE-2008-2259
 
 


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