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CVE-2008-4844 Detail

Current Description

Use-after-free vulnerability in the CRecordInstance::TransferToDestination function in mshtml.dll in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 6, 6 SP1, and 7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via DSO bindings involving (1) an XML Island, (2) XML DSOs, or (3) Tabular Data Control (TDC) in a crafted HTML or XML document, as demonstrated by nested SPAN or MARQUEE elements, and exploited in the wild in December 2008.

Source:  MITRE
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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
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://blogs.msdn.com/sdl/archive/2008/12/18/ms08-078-and-the-sdl.aspx
http://code.google.com/p/inception-h2hc/
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=5458 Exploit
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=123015308222620&w=2
http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2008/12/09/yet-another-unpatched-drive-by-exploit-found-on-the-web/
http://www.breakingpointsystems.com/community/blog/patch-tuesdays-and-drive-by-sundays
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/493881 US Government Resource
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/961051.mspx Vendor Advisory
http://www.scanw.com/blog/archives/303
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32721
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021381
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-344A.html US Government Resource
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-352A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3391 Vendor Advisory
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2008/ms08-078
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6007
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7403
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7410
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7477
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7583

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
AND
OR
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:5.01:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:6:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4844
NVD Published Date:
12/11/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018