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Microsoft Windows VBScript Join Function Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-916: November 20th, 2017

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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Windows

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Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the implementation of the Join function in VBScript. By performing actions in VBScript, an attacker can trigger an integer overflow before allocating a buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-09-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-11-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Anonymous