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Date: Tue Feb 12 2008 - 18:29:48 CST
ZDI-08-006: Microsoft Internet Explorer SVG animateMotion.by Code
February 12, 2008
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- 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:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.09.17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008.02.12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.
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