Advisory Details

August 8th, 2017

Microsoft Internet Explorer SVG Layout Uninitialized Memory Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-640
ZDI-CAN-4777

CVE ID CVE-2017-8653
CVSS SCORE 5.1, (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Internet Explorer
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 28897. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
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 or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of the layout of HTML documents. By manipulating a document's elements, an attacker can trigger access to memory prior to initialization. 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:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8653
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2017-05-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-08-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT 62600BCA031B9EB5CB4A74ADDDD6771E
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