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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer DHTML Data Binding Invalid Pointer Reference Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021381
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021381
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4844   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 17 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 11 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.01 SP4, 6, 6 SP1, 7, 8 Beta 2
Description:   A vulnerability was 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 specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an invalid pointer reference in the DHTML data binding function and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Systems with data binding enabled (the default configuration) are affected.

The vendor reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

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=d3e18732-47f1-40ce-999c-d1fd283bf138

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=124c14b6-9323-4f6f-902b-727aa56444bc

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1d83e0af-46fa-4bfc-ba57-635435a7ef2d

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=a585cb73-2c1a-4fa8-862a-ad6aeaeaf2f8

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=d81e9cf9-ce0c-463a-a359-49a348cb89ae

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=015df302-d79f-43a1-b5c5-32ac04de0510

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=18016305-7f72-47f6-ab4c-94282289bf5f

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0190a289-164e-41a7-8c01-fa1aaed3f531

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=9ba71e23-8cef-4399-b215-983b0dcf5cb5

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=388847ec-817e-45cf-8fa7-32c7e1f57f80

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=2ae17caf-6204-470e-8480-380d3d505657

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=97d6c093-f68d-4ddf-8e3c-f29662a1940f

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7887111d-4fac-4823-bdd2-a18d9468fdf0

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=69979d92-8d45-47fe-ac4c-c2f1f23cf1fb

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5552e564-dd1c-4e2a-9a42-6317522c884d

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=889c6eb1-7d1f-4e60-b637-535cb6e4e443

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=06cb502a-6818-4599-aa24-6eddb83e4b84

A restart may be required.

The vendor's original advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/961051.mspx

Additional clarifying information about the potential workarounds in the original advisory is available from the vendor at:

http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/12/12/Clarification-on-the-various-workarounds-from-the-recent-IE-advisory.aspx

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-078.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-078.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:  Wed, 10 Dec 2008 22:13:23 -0500
Subject:  Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/961051.mspx

CVE-2008-4844
 
 


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