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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit Lets Users Bypass ASLR Protections
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029411
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029411
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-6791   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 30 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. A user can bypass security controls.

The EMET toolkit uses predictable addresses for hooked functions. A user can use return-oriented programming attacks to bypass ASLR protections.

The vendor was notified on April 19, 2013.

The original advisory is available at:

http://en.nsfocus.com/advisories/1301.html

Yu Yang of NSFOCUS Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A user can bypass ASLR protections.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.0).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2013/06/17/emet-4-0-now-available-for-download.aspx

Vendor URL:  microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Randomization error

Message History:   None.


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