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CVE-2008-2257 Detail

Current Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 6, and 7 accesses uninitialized memory in certain conditions, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and execute arbitrary code via vectors related to a document object "appended in a specific order," aka "HTML Objects Memory Corruption Vulnerability" or "XHTML Rendering Memory Corruption Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2258.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/13/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=121915960406986&w=2
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-045.mspx Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/495430/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30613
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020674
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-225A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2349 Vendor Advisory
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-050/
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5266

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5266
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5266

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2257
NVD Published Date:
08/13/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017