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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Bypass Security Controls
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041099
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041099
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0978, CVE-2018-8113, CVE-2018-8249, CVE-2018-8267   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 12 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9, 10, 11
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 bypass security controls on the target system.

A remote user can create specially crafted web content or a '.url' file that, when loaded by the target user, will bypass the Mark of the Web (MOTW) tagging, causing security controls based on the MOTW tagging to be bypassed [CVE-2018-8113].

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-0978, CVE-2018-8249, CVE-2018-8267].

Dmitri Kaslov of Telspace Systems (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Mateusz Garncarek of ING Tech Poland, Piotr Madej of ING Tech Poland, Eric Lawrence, and Scott Bell of Security-Assessment.com reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can bypass security controls that are based on the MOTW tagging on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0978
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8113
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8249
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8267

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0978 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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