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[Full-disclosure] ZDI-08-006: Microsoft Internet Explorer SVG animateMotion.by Code Execution Vulnerability

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Date: Tue Feb 12 2008 - 18:29:48 CST


ZDI-08-006: Microsoft Internet Explorer SVG animateMotion.by Code
Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-006.html
February 12, 2008

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2008-077

-- Affected Vendor:
Microsoft

-- Affected Products:
Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7

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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User
interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the
target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of the "by" property of an
animateMotion SVG element. By assigning other DOM elements to this
property, a memory corruption occurs during the destruction of a
Variant data type. The corruption causes an overwrite of a virtual
function address allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

-- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-010.mspx

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.09.17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008.02.12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.

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